Composite and Ceramic Tooth-Colored Fillings

Over 90% of adults have, or will have, a cavity in at least one of their permanent teeth. It’s the most common issue, but also one of the simplest to treat – especially with a tooth-colored filling. Made from ceramic or composite resin, a tooth-colored filling is designed to blend in almost seamlessly with your smile by matching the natural color and hue of your tooth.

Compared to more traditional metal amalgam, tooth-colored fillings offer a number of benefits, from keeping your treatment discreet to offering a better chance of protecting your tooth from further infection. If you currently have a metal filling, then speak with Dr. Newton about replacing it with a more reliable and more attractive tooth-colored one.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

The most notable benefit of tooth-colored fillings is their appearance. Composite tooth resin, the same material used for cosmetic tooth bonding, is tinted to your tooth’s unique color, while ceramic offers the additional benefit of reflecting light like natural tooth structure.

On a deeper level, however, the benefits of tooth-colored fillings extend long into the health of your smile. Unlike metal fillings, resin and ceramic fillings retain their shapes over the years, which reduces the risks of oral bacteria slipping past the filling or the filling itself expanding and damaging the tooth.

Save Your Tooth and Improve Its Appearance

A tooth-colored filling blends in with your tooth’s natural color, restoring your tooth while improving its overall appearance. To learn more about their benefits, schedule an appointment by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.