Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
TOOTH-COLORED VS. SILVER FILLINGS
No dental filling lasts forever. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than silver fillings for cosmetic reasons and durability. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with their teeth’s natural color.
HOW TO AVOID A FILLING
At Broadway Dental Excellence, we ultimately believe that the best filling is no filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Flossing daily.
- Eating a balanced diet.
- Visiting Broadway Dental Excellence regularly.