Many older patients are surely familiar with the dark-colored amalgam fillings that were once commonplace in the dental field. Today, Dr. Ali Torabi is happy to offer a worthwhile alternative that corrects instances of decay while still allowing you to maintain your natural, beautiful smile. Tooth-colored fillings are crafted from high-quality composite resin, and once they’ve been sculpted into your natural enamel, they’re virtually indistinguishable! Please contact Flawless Smile Dentistry today to schedule your first appointment, or if you have any questions for our team.
In addition to their remarkably lifelike appearance, tooth-colored fillings offer other benefits over traditional fillings. Composite resin actually helps to strengthen the remaining dental structure over time, and its conservative nature preserve more of the tooth as well. The metal-free structure is also less sensitive to sudden changes in temperature, which means they’re more comfortable overall. With proper care, you can expect your new, tooth-colored fillings to last for seven to ten years or even longer.
After having a new, tooth-colored filling placed, patients may experience some mild sensitivity at first that should fade. Our team also recommends that you limit exposure to staining food items like coffee and tea, as this may cause them to become discolored over time.