Creating Natural & Beautiful Smiles With Tooth Colored Fillings

Do you have dark colored or silver fillings in your mouth that you want to be replaced or upgraded? Would you rather have a filling that has a similar look and the feel of your natural tooth? Is the thought of having mercury in your mouth concerning?

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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings for the Modern World

  • Tooth colored fillings mimic the natural appearance of the tooth.
  • Made from a resin, a silicon dioxide filled plastic mixture, that this is bonded to the tooth.
  • Natural fillings are beautiful and durable.

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Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Do you wonder what the advantages are between tooth colored fillings and traditional silver fillings?

  • Composites are matched to suit the color of your teeth.
  • They have a long lifespan, usually lasting from 7 to 10 years depending on diet and oral hygiene habits.
  • There is no need to remove a substantial amount of the structure of the tooth. Dentists increasingly believe in conservative dentistry and look forward to keeping the better part of your natural tooth in place, regardless of the type of cosmetic dental procedure performed.
  • The composite bond can provide strong support for your tooth because it is not susceptible to breakages and changes in temperature.
  • The postoperative consequences with composites are minimal. Some patients have experienced mild and temporary sensitivity immediately following the placement, but this is just a temporary problem and subsides quickly.
  • Composites are easily repairable and therefore, easy to maintain if they become damaged.

Caring for Fillings

For the daily care of your natural tooth colored fillings, we offer you some precautions and tips. It is advised to avoid chewing hard foods such as raw carrots and ice on the filled teeth just as you would do with your natural teeth. You should contact us immediately if you notice swelling, intense pain or a high bite.  You could experience soreness of the gum tissue for a few days following the procedure. Consumption of alcohol frequently may destroy composite fillings, and therefore, it is recommended that you limit your intake for the benefits of your oral health.

Natural-looking white fillings can transform your looks and give your teeth a more natural appearance that will look better than silver fillings. Regardless of whether you have a cavity or would like an existing filling upgraded, you are encouraged to contact your dentist in Abilene TX for an appointment.

If you have any questions about tooth colored fillings or would like to schedule an appointment with your Abilene dentist, Dr. Leedy, Dr. Webb or Dr. Green at Leedy Dental, give us a call today at (325) 268-0013 or schedule a visit online!

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