For over 150 years, cavities were filled with a mixture of metals, including silver and mercury. It was perfectly normal to see dark grey areas in someone's mouth when they spoke or laughed. Today, there’s composite resin, a durable, decay-resistant material perfect for restoring decayed teeth. Dr. Dillard places composite resin, tooth-colored fillings to give patients healthy, all-white smiles.
Natural Tooth Colored Fillings
We tint composite resin to match natural tooth color, so people see your tooth – not your filling – when you smile. All-white composite resin fillings are long-lasting and resistant to decay. Your restored tooth will look natural and stay healthy. Composite fillings also provide an excellent barrier against decay to preserve your tooth for the long haul. When placing a tooth-colored filling, Dr. Dillard considers the following factors:
- The size of the area to fill
- The location of the affected area in the mouth (for example, whether the tooth in question plays a major role in chewing)
- Allergies the patient may have
- The preference of the patient regarding the use of metals in the mouth
- Whether it is necessary cosmetically to place a tooth-colored filling
You may be a candidate for an all-white filling to fill a newly decayed tooth or replace an old metal filling. At your consultation, Dr. Dillard will assess your needs and help you determine the right restorative solution for your specific situation.
Call the dental office of Dr. Dillard today to schedule your all-white filling appointment. Families in Carrollton, Farmer’s Branch, Addison, and surrounding areas appreciate our innovative approach to dental care with a focus on comfort and quality.