Tooth Colored Fillings in San Diego, CA
Your Invisible Filling Solution
Years ago, when you had a cavity filled, you had to deal with a big silvery blob on your tooth. Although very durable, these unsightly amalgam fillings also potentially cause your teeth to fracture more easily over time. Thankfully, the days when amalgam fillings were the best available option are over. Now, we at MOD Squad Dental use more aesthetically friendly tooth-colored fillings to restore your tooth after decay or damage.
If you’ve ever had fillings placed decades ago, you’re probably aware of the silver color they have. Not only is the material used in silver fillings less attractive in your smile, but there’s evidence that suggests that they’re more likely to fracture teeth further after long-term use. Typically, silver fillings require removing small amounts of enamel in order to fit inside damaged teeth. However, these fillings often act as a wedge in teeth, separating them apart further, rather than offering sufficient protection.
That’s where tooth-colored fillings come in. By utilizing composite resin instead of amalgam, dentists can replace your silver fillings and more effectively fill cracks in teeth. Not only does this material work to blend in more effectively with teeth, but it also creates a better seal against bacteria. Because of its pliable material, it also distributes force more evenly than silver fillings, so you don’t need to sacrifice quality for aesthetic reasons.