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Dr. Na Xu
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The Perks of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Posted on 10/13/2016 by Na Xu
A diagram of how a dental filling works.
If we have told you that you have a cavity that needs filling, you may be considering your options. There are a number of types of filings available, from gold and silver amalgams to tooth-colored fillings designed to blend in with your natural teeth. The latter has some distinct advantages over other types of fillings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Blend In

Of course, first and foremost is the fact that a filling that matches the color of your natural teeth is going to blend in with the rest of the teeth. You've probably seen people who had fillings made out of an amalgam of some kind, and it is usually quite evident that they have had dental work done.

If you're looking for a filling that will blend in and be indistinguishable from your natural tooth material, tooth-colored fillings are definitely the way for you to go!

Tooth-Colored Fillings Won't Change The Color Of Your Teeth

If you look closely at a tooth that has been filled with a metal amalgam, you may notice that sometimes the entire tooth has a slightly different color than the surrounding teeth. While this effect is harmless, it is definitely noticeable in some people.

Rather than taking the chance that you'll get amalgams that end up changing the color of your entire tooth, it may be best to steer clear of them and choose tooth-colored fillings.

We Are Here To Answer Your Questions
If you're trying to figure out the best way to go, please do not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have about any types of filling. We are here to help you make the best decision for yourself, and that includes making sure you are educated on your various options.

Call us today, or come in and see us, and we'll help you out!

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