The second that you hear we offer tooth-colored fillings at our Upton, MA practice, you know that this must be an amazing thing! After all, you were never too fond of the idea of metal fillings and you can tell it’s a restoration that is impressive. However, when you know you should feel intrigued about this treatment for tooth decay but you don’t really know that much about it, you may have a hard time mustering up any real sense of relief that we can fix your smile this way! What do you need to rectify this situation? Answers to those questions of yours, of course. You’ll quickly find that as you learn about the advantages, the idea of fixing a cavity sounds like a walk in the park!
Questions and Answers
Question: Is it true that if I need a tooth-colored filling, it’s going to look like I don’t even have one? I thought this type of filling was white and could possibly look brighter than my natural tooth tissue.
Answer: It’s true that your tooth will look like it used to instead of looking obviously treated. While you may hear people say “white filling,” don’t let this confuse you. It’s not just a universal white color we use. Instead, we essentially tint the composite material that makes up our dental fillings, so it’s going to match the rest of your tooth beautifully. As a result, the finish is completely discreet.
Question: Is it true that tooth-colored fillings can last several years? I’ve always heard that the white fillings can fall out easily and it makes me nervous to receive one, even though I know they offer lots of benefits (like looking beautiful).
Answer: They can last many years! The rumors you are hearing are likely leftover “beliefs” from decades ago when white fillings were still a new thing. Today’s advanced composite fillings give you lasting improvement that will stay in place.
Question: I have always heard that there are certain people who just shouldn’t receive a dental filling or who need to be extremely cautious, such as women who are pregnant or little kids. Is this true of tooth-colored fillings or is this just something that’s specific to amalgam fillings?
Answer: This is a problem with amalgam. Composite is safe for nearly all patients.
Save Your Tooth And Smile Beauty With A Tooth-Colored Filling
Get to the bottom of all that you can expect from white fillings when you talk with our team about benefits and treating your tooth decay. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.