Embarrassed about your smile because of old metal fillings? If so, you may be a prime candidate for tooth-colored fillings.
In the past, teeth were filled with a mixture of different silver metals – or amalgam. Today, Dr. Britt uses a tooth-like composite resin and/or porcelain to enhance the natural beauty of your teeth.
A tooth-colored filling is created with a composite resin made of a plastic resin and silica filler to mimic the natural dentin – or inner part of the tooth – and restore the tooth to its natural appearance.
Composite resin also offers additional advantages to the patient, including finding the perfect composite shade and shape to perfectly match the original tooth. Composite resin also serves to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage and providing insulation against temperature changes.
To determine if you’re a candidate for tooth-colored fillings, please contact Dr. Britt today for your personal consultation.