Tooth Colored Fillings
If you’re looking for tooth-colored fillings to complete or compliment your healthy smile, count on Dr. Carol Jin, DDS of San Ramon, California. Our office provides top quality dental care, including the best techniques and materials. Let’s help you avoid or get rid of dark tooth fillings and into something that will look good and last.
Replacing Silver Fillings
Nearly everyone, at some point in their lives, will have to get a cavity repaired. We recommend the use of tooth-colored resin fillings as opposed to the silver amalgam fillings used by dentists in the past. Does your smile need an update?
Tooth Colored Fillings vs. Silver Fillings
There are many reasons to choose light colored resin fillings over dark ones. Silver or amalgam fillings can cause your teeth to crack over time because they expand and contract. Any teeth you have with silver fillings may eventually develop discoloration. Amalgam fillings do not look natural or aesthetically pleasing. Even if your cavity is small, a large amount of tooth has to be removed to create a bond between the amalgam and your tooth.
On the other hand, more family dentists are using composite resin fillings over the silver amalgam fillings for safer, more effective tooth restoration. Resin onlays are bonded directly to your teeth for a tighter seal. Less of your tooth has to be removed during this procedure making resin tooth repair less invasive. Other reasons you may prefer tooth colored fillings include:
- Fluoride in the composite resin helps prevent tooth decay.
- Tooth-colored fillings are healthier for the gums.
- The teeth will not crack because of resin fillings.
- The resin actually insulates the teeth from heat and cold.
Choose High Quality And Comfort
At the office of Dr. Jin, we offer gentle dentistry at its best. Our highly trained and competent staff deliver quality work, with your comfort as top priority. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and find out if tooth-colored fillings are right for you. We look forward to serving you at our San Ramon, CA location.