Today, there are millions of people in the world with metal or amalgam fillings. These are not all that attractive, but even more upsetting to learn is that they are not all that long-lasting either. This is but one of the reasons that we at Rivercrest Family Dental in New Braunfels, TX encourage our patients to discuss tooth colored restorations when they require a filling or when they have older, outdated amalgam fillings.

Understanding Fillings

When we provide our patients with fillings, it means that decay has set in and we must remove it. With older materials such as amalgam metal fillings, it required a large amount of the tooth to be removed, and the structure of the tooth was not always as well supported as it could be due to the relative softness and pliability of the metal. If there was a large amount of decay, it might mean that dental crowns were suggested, or are now required to restore the tooth and prevent any further damage.

However, with tooth colored restorations, there is not as much tooth material removed because the filling is actually bonded to the tooth. This creates a much stronger tooth in general, and it is also a wonderfully cosmetic finish, often indistinguishable from the original tooth.

Restorative Dentistry and Tooth Colored Restorations

When we provide patients with crowns or fillings, it is part of our restorative dentistry services. We offer tooth colored restorations because they are able to do just as we had hoped – restore the tooth to its original strength and/or fullest function. Because they are tooth colored, these various kinds of restorations are also cosmetically appealing, and mimic the looks of the teeth as well as the natural strength and function.

As your restorative dentist, we will naturally opt for the use of tooth-colored restorations for their strength and durability as well as the cosmetic features. It is our goal to ensure optimal oral health, and because this approach to repair and restoration allows us to leave so much of the healthy tooth intact, it is our preferred approach.

Contact Our New Braunfels Dentist for Tooth Colored Fillings

If you have old metal fillings or are in need of restorations and/or repairs due to decay or damage, consider the tooth colored solutions. Now that you know some of the most important facts about tooth colored restorations, it is time to talk with a dentist in New Braunfels about the choices. Get in touch with us today by calling 830-625-7611 or by visiting our home page.