Tooth-Colored Fillings

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When you get a cavity, the entire process can be a bit uncomfortable. From the pain of the cavity to the soreness your tooth will have after the cavity is filled, it’s enough to get even the most stubborn people on a regular, strict oral health routine.

However, there’s one part of the cavity-filling process that’s better than it used to be – and that’s thanks to the advent of tooth-colored fillings.

What’s the difference?

If you’ve ever had a filing before, you’ve likely had an amalgam filling. This is simply a filling made up of a bunch of different metals, swirled together and then used to fill the cavity in your tooth. They’re an ugly gray-silver color, and if you need a filling in a tooth that’s very visible in your smile it can cause some self-esteem issues.

The difference between an amalgam filling and a tooth-colored filling is that now our team here at Meyer Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, has access to a resin system that allows us to create fillings colored to match the rest of the teeth in your mouth. The filling will be done so perfectly that you won’t even notice it’s there, and neither will anyone else!

Is the resin safe?

The resin for a tooth-colored filling is just as safe, if not more so, than amalgam fillings (which have been used in dentistry for nearly 150 years).

If you’re interested in what tooth-colored fillings can do for your cavities, call us today at 864-213-4442 to schedule an appointment.