Why Tooth Colored Fillings are a Great Choice

If you have chipped teeth or old fillings, one of the best solutions for fixing them is tooth-colored fillings. While there are many options for repairing a cracked or chipped tooth, going with a tooth-colored filling is probably the best option because it is not as noticeable.

You can even have old silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored fillings. These tooth-colored fillings don’t only look like your natural teeth, they also feel like your natural teeth. Composite, a tooth-colored moldable material. The composite is carefully sculpted onto your tooth then bonded with a strong light while waiting for it to harden.

If your tooth is need of major repairs, a ceramic bonded filling may be required. These fillings are more accurate and stronger, but they do cost more than a tooth-colored filling. Either of these kinds of fillings will enable you to have indistinguishable repairs.

What is Bonding?

An alternative to ceramic veneers is bonding. Bonding is done using composite, which is a moldable material that is the color of teeth. The dentist will shape the material on the front of the tooth, then after it hardens, it is polished. The dentist can alter the teeth’s shape using this procedure. The length and color of teeth can also be altered to give you a perfect smile.

Bonding vs. Veneers

There is a problem with bonding. It can stain quickly and get a dull appearance. It can also start leaking around the tooth, resulting in decay. Consequently, it does not last nearly as long as a ceramic veneer. Extremely strong covers for your teeth made of ceramic, they are long lasting and leave your teeth with an attractive appearance. Veneers can address many problems, such as chipped teeth, worn teeth, discolored teeth and even gaps between the teeth.

For more information about tooth-colored fillings, bonding or veneers call the cosmetic dentistry experts at Craig W. Conrow DDS MS FACP.  (760) 389-5323.