When you have a tooth with mild to moderate decay, your dentist may recommend a filling to repair any cavities. Dr. Bruce Wilderman uses the latest technology and offers tooth-colored fillings at his Philadelphia, PA-area, practice to restore the structural integrity and health of your tooth while preserving a natural-looking aesthetic. Made from composite resin, tooth-colored fillings offer greater benefits than traditional amalgam fillings. These long-lasting restorations are a simple and affordable way to restore your oral health.
What is a Tooth-Colored Filling?
A tooth-colored filling is made from composite resin, a material that combines glass and plastic. This material is used to fill small holes, or cavities, in your teeth that occur when plaque buildup begins to eat away at the enamel of your tooth. If left untreated, tooth decay will continue to penetrate the tooth, which could lead to tooth loss, gum disease, and more costly restorative treatments.
At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, Dr. Wilderman uses composite resin to repair a tooth affected by minor to moderate tooth decay and prevent further decay from compromising the structural integrity of the tooth. If the tooth decay is more extensive, Dr. Wilderman will typically place a dental crown to repair the tooth instead of filling the cavity.