Did you know… both scientific studies and clinical experience show that tooth-colored fillings are safe, reliable and durable – meaning they last a long, long time! Furthermore, they look like natural teeth and are a popular choice among parents and kids alike.
Facts about Tooth-Colored Fillings:
- Tooth-colored fillings are made of a blend, or “composite,” of plastic resins and silica fillers.
- Similar durability as natural teeth
- They strengthen teeth
- Natural appearance
- They are great for small to moderate-sized restorations, which are most fillings
- Strong, fracture resistant against cracks and general chewing pressure
- Usually completed in just one visit
Another benefit to tooth colored fillings is that the composite resin material doesn’t require undercutting like amalgam fillings do to make a strong union. Instead, the composite resin immediately forms a close physical and mechanical bond directly to the prepared tooth. This leads to a better and longer-lasting restoration compared to amalgam fillings.
Dr. Jeremy Cox D.M.D. and the caring team of professionals at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Western Colorado are dedicated to ensuring your child’s visit is as comfortable as possible.
Our Commitment to Excellence
We use the highest quality dental materials, the best dental supplies available, and superior laboratories. We have found that restorations, if done well, will stand the test of time. Our patients keep coming back because of the special care they receive while in our experienced hands.
Call (970) 639-9551 to schedule an appointment for your child or if you have any questions regarding a specific dental procedure or condition. We are happy to assist you in any way we can!