Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Your Smile

By Laura Elliff, DMD
March 11, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth-colored fillings are the discreet way to restore your smile when decay has affected your teeth. They are an effective way to strengthen teeth that have developed cavities. However, there is an added benefit since the filling material blends in with the natural teeth. This tooth restoration is available at Elliff Dental in Batavia, where Dr. Andrew Elliff, Dr. Theron Layer, or Dr. Laura Elliff can restore your smile.

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are sometimes also referred to as white fillings. They are made from a composite material that is a blend of plastic resins and glass or silica fillers. Since the fillings are white in color, they blend in with the surrounding teeth and are undetectable. Once in place, it will look like you have no fillings. They provide a discreet option for restoring teeth affected by decay.

They are applied in the same manner as other types of dental fillings. After infected or decayed areas are removed and the affected tooth is cleaned out, the filling material is used to fill in the cavity caused by decay. Composite material bonds with the natural tooth. That means more tooth structure can be preserved.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Several benefits are associated with tooth-colored fillings. One of the most exciting benefits is that they are extremely discreet since they readily blend in with the natural teeth. Additional benefits include:

  • Strengthen and restore teeth affected by cavities
  • Restore biting and chewing functions in affected teeth
  • Prevent infection and decay from spreading to other areas
  • Preserve more healthy tooth structure since less drilling is needed

It is easy to restore your smile with tooth-colored fillings. They readily blend in with the rest of your smile. Visit our office in Batavia for tooth-colored dental fillings. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Elliff, Dr. Layer, or Dr. Laura Elliff, call Elliff Dental at (630) 482-7200.

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