The Benefits Of Tooth Colored Fillings
By Kendrick Johnson
May 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How tooth colored fillings from your dentist in Okemos can enhance your smilefillings

You’ve probably heard about tooth-colored fillings and you may be wondering about how they can benefit your smile. The truth is modern tooth colored fillings provide a strong option to repair damaged or decayed teeth, but they also can make your smile more beautiful too!

Dr. Eric Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI, can introduce you to the many benefits of tooth-colored fillings and how they can enhance and strengthen your smile.

Tooth colored fillings can repair the same issues as conventional fillings, including teeth that are:

  • Broken or damaged from an accident or injury
  • Compromised by dental decay and infection
  • Worn down from aging or bad habits

Tooth-colored fillings use a material known as composite, a unique liquid resin that can be perfectly matched to the shape and color of your teeth. This allows you to have a filling that is virtually indistinguishable from your teeth. No one will know it’s there except you and your dentist.

People love tooth colored fillings instead of metal fillings because tooth colored fillings:

  • Provide natural good looks that enhance your smile
  • Provide easy treatment because your dentist places the liquid material and then hardens it with a high-tech ultraviolet light
  • Eliminate the metallic taste and the look of metal in your smile

One of the most important benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that they provide a stronger bond than metal fillings. A metal filling can weaken your tooth by separating it into sections so that when you chew food, the force and stress can actually drive your tooth apart, causing it to break.

Tooth-colored fillings work differently by bonding the filling material to your tooth with strong bonding cement. The result is one strong, unified tooth surface which spreads stress evenly across your tooth when you bite, reducing the chance of breakage.

If you need a filling, or you just want to replace old, leaking metal fillings, consider tooth colored fillings, the modern way to strengthen and enhance your smile. For more information about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings, call Dr. Eby at Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI. Call today!