Facts About Tooth-Colored Fillings Sure To Make You Smile!

We know that scheduling your visit for a tooth-colored filling may at first just seem like a routine restorative care appointment that you may not feel too thrilled about (even though you enjoy keeping your smile safe). However, what you may be overlooking is that since you’re coming in for a filling made of composite and not metal, there are lots of things to get excited about! Take just a moment as our Auburn Hills, MI team “fills” you in on the beneficial details!

They’re So Discreet!

Remember that a tooth-colored filling is so named because it is matched to the color of your tooth. Yes, it’s custom-matched, not simply a universal “tooth” hue. The result? Your filling is extremely discreet! You will know, of course, that we have fixed your tooth and that your decay is gone. Those who can see your tooth, however, won’t know a thing. This is unlike metal fillings of the past that were quite visible, that could cause one’s tooth to appear dark, and that could therefore damage the uniformity of your otherwise white smile!

They’re Not Going To Shrink And Grow

Why would your dental filling shrink and grow, you wonder? Well, your tooth-colored filling won’t do this. However, amalgam fillings of the past, composed of metal, were known to expand and then shrink as the result of varying temperatures in one’s mouth. The problem with this? It may have left space for bacteria to enter a tooth, it often made for damage to a tooth, it could result in the loss of a filling, and it made for some discomfort. Composite fillings (the “white” ones that we offer) don’t respond to temperature in this way but instead bond directly to your dental tissue for long-term, comfortable wear.

They’re So Safe!

If you’re not allergic to metal or if you don’t have any sensitivities to metal, then you may not worry about dental work this way. However, if you do deal with this issue, you know that requiring a crown or filling can become a big deal! Good news from our team: Composite that we use for tooth-colored dental fillings is safe for just about everyone, even little kids and those who must avoid metal.

Come In For Your Beautiful Tooth-Colored Filling

Allow us to rescue your tooth and prevent it from further damage with a lovely, tooth-colored filling. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.