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Tooth-Colored Fillings

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are composed of durable plastics called composite resins. They appear similar in color and texture of natural teeth and are less noticeable than other types of fillings.

What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth colored fillings look more natural than other filling material and are more compatible with dental sealants. To prevent further decay, a tooth can be filled and sealed at the same time.

What are disadvantages?

Keep in mind that tooth-colored fillings are not for every tooth. They are most suited for small restorations and low-stress areas. Tooth-colored fillings may cost a bit more than silver filling since they take longer to place.

How do I decide if tooth-colored fillings are right for my child?

Discuss with your dentist about the treatment, they may also recommend other options that may be better suited for your child.

How do I care for a tooth-colored filling?

Proper brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly all help in caring for you filling. Fillings generally last longer with good oral hygiene. In addition, your pediatric dentist may check the fillings to see if they need to be repaired of replaced.
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