If you’ve had to treat a cavity in the past, then there’s a good chance that you’ve had a dental filling placed in your tooth afterward. If your filling was made from dental amalgam, then you may be interested in learning how we can camouflage your cavity using tooth-colored composite resin. The material is used to craft innovative, discrete, tooth-colored fillings that restore your tooth from disease and damage while remaining incognito. Today, we explore what makes tooth-colored fillings so innovative by examining the impressive properties of the white composite resin that they’re crafted from.

What Is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Traditional amalgam fillings, which have been popular for over a century and a half, consist of silver, mercury, and numerous other trace metals. However, with an increased focus on the cosmetic value of your smile as well as its good health, tooth-colored resin is quickly overtaking amalgam as the dental filling material of choice. Tinted to match your tooth’s natural color, tooth-colored fillings offer a discrete restoration for your compromised tooth. The material can also be bonded to your tooth’s structure for a more effective seal against further bacterial infection.

More than Just Fillings

The unique abilities of white composite resin make it suitable for more than just dental fillings. In some cases, the resin can be applied to the surface of a cosmetically-marred tooth to cover severe stains, minor chips, and cracks, or odd spaces between teeth. Also known as cosmetic dental bonding, the application of white resin to your tooth’s surface can cover a variety of minor tooth imperfections.

Ask Your Dentist About a Tooth-Colored Filling

If you have a cavity or a previously placed metal filling, then ask your dentist about the benefits of a tooth-colored filling. To find out if a tooth-colored filling is right for you, speak with your dentist as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation, call Just Wright Dental in Corsicana, TX, today by calling (903) 225-2221. We also proudly welcome patients from Waxahachie, Mildred, Eureka, Ennis, Fairfield, Teague, Blooming Grove, Dawson, Hubbard, Hillsboro, Mexia, Groesbeck, Kerens, Malakoff, Rice, Centerville, Buffalo, and Athens.