What are tooth colored fillings?
Controversy over the health effects of the mercury in traditional silver dental fillings not withstanding, most people have come to agree that a mouth full of silver is just not a great look. And while no one ever wants to hear that they have a new cavity or two, tooth colored fillings make it possible for Columbia, MO based cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Ogden to treat cavities, while also helping his patients maintain a natural, clean looking smile. Enamel colored fillings make it possible for anyone to throw their head back and laugh with wild abandon at a party or meeting, without fear that telltale silver fillings will give away their dental secrets.
The Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings
In addition to the fact they look good, enamel colored dental fillings also offer several practical benefits over amalgam fillings. They have been proven to be a safe, effective, and long lasting alternative to silver fillings and make cavity treatment less invasive so that more of the natural tooth is preserved.
Tooth colored fillings are made of a combination (composite) of plastic resin and silica, which can be more resistant to wear and tear over time, increasing the strength and durability of the filling.
Composite resin fillings are generally a good option for most small to moderate cavities and make an attractive option even for back teeth and molars. These teeth can still be visible when we talk and smile and are also more susceptible to damage and decay because their position makes them harder to reach with regular brushing and flossing. For most regular sized cavities, Columbia cosmetic dentist Dr.Ogden can typically complete the filling in one visit, with no down time and no interruptions in the quality and appearance of the smile.
Contact a Cosmetic Dentist in Columbia
Whether you are suffering from new cavities, or are interested in replacing older silver dental fillings, contact Ogden Dental in Columbia, MO at (573) 449-7483 to learn more about tooth colored fillings and to schedule a consultation today!