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Three Reasons to Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

December 23, 2020
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Posted By: Joel R. Koch, D.D.S. Staff
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Whenever you need dental work done, you probably don’t want people to be able to tell. After all, you want people to notice your smile because it’s beautiful—not because you have a mouth full of obvious dental restorations! 

One of the easiest ways to keep your dental work looking subtle and stop it from detracting from your smile is choosing tooth-colored fillings. In addition to repairing teeth with a cavity, these fillings can also help with cosmetic concerns you may have. 

We feel there are countless reasons to include tooth-colored fillings in your overall dental treatment plan, but here are three of our favorites: 

#1 Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Close Small Gaps Between Your Teeth

Using the same composite resin material our West Chester dentist uses for traditional fillings, we can fill small gaps between teeth with a technique called “dental bonding.” Because the filling material is flexible, durable, and white, we can mold and shape it to fit the unique shape and structure of your mouth. 

#2 Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Safe for Your Teeth

With metal amalgam dental fillings, you may experience discomfort or sensitivity in your mouth over time. The metal in these fillings tends to become hot or cold in response to hot or cold foods and beverages, which can cause sensitivity and pain during mealtime. 

Additionally, metal fillings can expand and contract as the temperature in your mouth changes, which is not only uncomfortable but damaging to the structure of the filling. After months or years of such fluctuations, metal fillings will often break. 

#3 Tooth-Colored Fillings Require Less Enamel Removal

Any time your dentist places a tooth crown, they must remove a small amount of existing enamel to make room for the restoration. 

Compared with metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings require less enamel removal and therefore allow you to keep more of your remaining tooth structure. 

Schedule a Dental Appointment for Your Tooth-Colored Filling in West Chester, OH

If you have a tooth that could benefit from a filling, don’t wait to contact our dental office by calling (513) 779-2200. We look forward to seeing you!

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