Tooth-Colored Fillings in Bowling Green
When you see Dr. Utz and his team for one of your regular dental checkups, we understand that you really don’t want to hear us say, “You have a cavity.” Not good news, of course, but not all that bad either. Especially when you consider that Dr. Utz can repair your cavity with a tooth-colored filling, also called composite fillings and white fillings.
For many years, the standard in cavity repair was a filling comprised of an amalgam of metals. Although this material provides a strong filling that can withstand the pressure of chewing and biting, it comes with drawbacks, too. First and most obvious are the dark spots metal fillings create in your smile. Then, for some people with metal sensitivities, these fillings are annoying. And while there is no conclusive evidence showing any risks of having mercury as a component of amalgam dental fillings, this need not be a concern with tooth-colored fillings.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Probably the most obvious advantage of a tooth-colored fillings is that it’s not obvious at all. Because these fillings are made of composite materials, Dr. Utz can blend colors perfectly to match the natural color of your teeth. Regardless of where you have a cavity, you can rest assured that your smile will not be marred by the appearance of a filling.
The next advantage is the strength of composite resin materials that are used in tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are strong enough to be used for all teeth, including molars. Moreover, tooth-colored fillings usually require less tooth preparation. In layman’s terms that means Dr. Utz will need to use the drill less. And with more of your original tooth structure left intact, you’ll have stronger tooth when the filling is completed.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, or to explore the other restorative dentistry options we offer, contact our office in Bowling Green, OH, today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to providing you with exceptional care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves families from throughout Bowling Green, OH, and the surrounding areas, including Pemberville, Perrsyburg, Rudolph, Waterville, and beyond.