When treating damage caused by a dental cavity, the lost structure must be replenished with a “filling” material. Traditionally, dentists have relied on amalgam, which contains silver/mercury. These types of fillings have a dark, unnatural appearance, and they also carried a risk of fracturing.
Thankfully, today’s advancements have led to tooth-colored fillings. This restorative method offers several benefits compared to traditional fillings, including improved aesthetics and a direct bond to the tooth enamel that helps prevent further damage. Your smile will look brighter and more confident following treatment here at Torrington Dental Care!
Instead of a metal amalgam, tooth-colored fillings are actually made of a plastic-based composite resin. It comes in a variety of natural shades, meaning it can be custom-matched to any patient’s enamel color. That way, the restoration itself will end up looking just like regular dental structure. Even better, because the material is metal-free, patients won’t experience an increase in temperature sensitivity like with a traditional filling.
Do you have a small cavity that is in need of repair? If so, give our team a call today.