The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Beautiful Smile

Many dental patients with traditional metal fillings are choosing to replace them with tooth-colored fillings. The dentists at Oak Creek Dental encourage this change for the numerous advantages it can bring to a patient’s appearance and health. Here is a list of five reasons why tooth-colored fillings are a great choice:

More Natural Look: White fillings made from composite or porcelain inlays and onlays are virtually undetectable to the eye. Front teeth and back teeth appear more natural and attract less attention without metal fillings.

More Protection and Comfort: Metal fillings cannot fully adhere to the tooth. This can create discomfort, as the filling is simply a cover. Non-metal fillings can bond to the tooth enamel and provide more protection.

Greater Durability: Resin and porcelain tooth-colored fillings last six to twelve years longer than regular fillings. This saves the patient both time and money and allows dentists to focus on other dental concerns he or she may have.

Less Sensitivity: Dental patients who choose tooth-colored fillings experience less sensitivity to warmth and cold. This provides an added amount of comfort and less concern when consuming cold or hot beverages and food.

Less Drilling: Metal and amalgam fillings require dentists to undercut the healthy tooth. Undercutting removes part of the tooth, which can cause weakening and lead to future cracks. Resin tooth-colored fillings don’t require undercutting and are less damaging to the tooth.

A beautiful smile is one of the first things a person notices when being introduced to a new client, coworker, or friend. At Oak Creek Dental Care, we understand that and work to give each patient the smile he or she has always dreamed of. To learn more about our services and our respected dentists, call us today at (614) 882-5525.

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Columbus Dentist
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Columbus, OH 43229
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