tooth-colored fillings dental filling Ackerman Towson Dentistry dentist in brentwood, oakley, antioch california Dr. Kevin Ackerman, DDS, BS Dr. Eric Towson, DDS, BS

Can Fillings Be the Same Color as My Teeth?

Yes, they can. Dental technology has come a long way in recent years. There are choices beyond silver fillings, improvements upon both look and functionality. There are exciting, new options such as tooth-colored fillings that will make you want to smile for several reasons. 

 

Your Smile is Our Goal

You’ll want to smile because of how safe your tooth-colored fillings are. They work in harmony with your teeth instead of against them. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings can last a long time. With our reasonable pricing, you will want to show them off. Tooth-colored fillings will look great in your teeth. 

Come visit us at Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry. Meet our friendly, professional staff and get a consultation. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation and help you determine some attractive options for your teeth. 

 

The Exciting and Versatile Filling Options

When you think of fillings, you may think of metal fillings. Metal fillings are safe, effective, and inexpensive, but they have disadvantages. They are generally silver, and therefore pretty noticeable. They are very hard, which is both an advantage and disadvantage. Their hardness means they may outlast other filling types, but they can also be hard on your teeth. When you bite, metal fillings can act as a wedge. They push into your teeth and possibly damage them over time. 

 

Say Hello to Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings might be an attractive option for you. They’re made of porcelain or composite resin (a technologically-advanced plastic and powdered glass mixture). They were developed in mind with improving upon metal fillings. They give patients a more natural-looking option. They can also be better for your teeth.

Like metal fillings, they are hard and functional enough to last a very long time. Unlike hard metal, they harmonize with the flex and ability to absorb pressure as your natural teeth. So when you bite, there’s less risk of cracking or damaging your teeth. And they can be less invasive on your teeth. Metal requires more extensive drilling. More of your healthy tooth needs to be removed to fit metal.

Tooth-colored fillings look and feel so good; you may not be able to tell the difference between your fillings and your natural teeth.

 

How Long Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Last?

When installed correctly, tooth-colored fillings can last a very long time. Maybe not as long as metal, but they offer more flexibility if your dentist ever needs to work on them. Unlike metal, composite or porcelain fillings can be “touched up” rather than removed and replaced.

 

Sculpted Like a Piece of Art

Composite or porcelain fillings can be designed using digital technology. Using your existing tooth as the model, we’ll sculpt the fillings into a perfect match for your tooth shape, enamel, and smile. 

 

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Safe?

Yes, they are. Tooth-colored fillings are considered both effective and safe. They’re formed to fit and sealed seamlessly with your tooth. 

 

How Much Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Cost?

When matched against metal, dollar for dollar with look and effectiveness, you may be surprised at how little they cost. Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry offers attractive pricing options – come see us today for a consultation. We can discuss various options which may work for both your dental concerns and your budget. 

We hope you’ll give Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry in Brentwood a chance to provide you with an informative consultation. You’ll be glad you did, and so will your teeth.