Biocompatible Tooth-Colored Fillings
The goal of modern dental treatment isn’t just to fix teeth, but to do so in a way that helps you preserve as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. Because cavities are the most common dental issue among patients of all ages, we offer conservative, highly biocompatible tooth-colored fillings as an alternative to traditional metal ones. While the most noticeable benefit of tooth-colored fillings is their appearance, the main reason we recommend it is because it offers better, longer-lasting protection for your tooth after it has been compromised by tooth decay.
Why We Use Composite Resin
- It looks more natural – As the name suggests, tooth-colored composite resin is specially tinted to match the unique color and shade of your natural teeth. Unlike metal, which shines noticeably against the backdrop of your teeth, tooth-colored fillings are virtually undetectable, even for teeth that are at the forefront of your smile.
- It offers better protection against oral bacteria – Composite resin also bonds more securely to your tooth. In addition to restoring lost tooth structure, the filling also creates a seal that prevents oral bacteria from entering the cavity and leading to more extensive decay.
- It’s safer for your natural tooth structure – Because composite resin is biocompatible, it does not cause any harm to surrounding tooth structure or oral tissues. It also does not contain any traces of metal, making it safer for a wider variety of patients of all ages.
- It lasts longer – When a metal filling is exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures, it can change and no longer fit the shape of your cavity. This can lead to restoration failure and the need to replace your filling as soon as possible. Composite resin fillings, however, retain their shape for years to come, regardless of exposure to temperature changes and more.
Learn About the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
With a biocompatible tooth-colored filling, you can save your tooth from a cavity while maintaining or improving its natural appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.