Gone are the days when you had to think twice before laughing, eating or opening your mouth with embarrassment because of evident metal fillings. Previously, amalgam, or metal fillings, were used to restore decayed teeth, but now, with advancements in dentistry, tooth-colored composite resins and porcelain are now available for patients who want to restore a more natural looking smile!
The material used for tooth colored fillings is strong and durable; these composite resins are resistant to moderate pressure from regular activities that involve the usage of teeth, such as eating and speaking. Small and medium tooth colored fillings last up to 7 to 10 years with proper dental care, just like the traditional amalgam filling. However, unlike amalgam, tooth-colored dental fillings do not contain mercury or any other metal. The composite resin allows us to keep the natural tooth’s appearance as is, post restoration.
There are multiple ways to restore a decayed tooth, but tooth-colored resins are the most preferred option for various reasons:
At Brechon Dental in Belvidere, IL, we guarantee quality results of this popular tooth restoration treatment. Book an appointment with us today to restore your sparkling smile!