As the name suggests, a tooth-colored filling is designed to match the color of your tooth. Most patients prefer tooth-colored fillings to those metal amalgam, silver or gold fillings that they consider unsightly and unattractive when they smile.
Also known as composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with your teeth and appear far more natural than metal amalgam fillings, which are much darker and more easily noticed by other people when you smile. Patients with tooth-colored fillings believe they improve their smile aesthetics, self-confidence, and sense of well-being.
Tooth colored fillings are comprised of plastic, silica, and glass particles. These substances combine to replicate the qualities of natural tooth structure like translucency and resistance to wear. The blend of these particles results in a rigid composite that strengthens the teeth and enhances smile aesthetics. The material used is soft when it is initially placed. This allows Dr. Johnson to make sure that it completely fills the cavity. Once the filling material is in place, it is hardened with a special light that bonds the composite resin to the tooth.
I have been to Dr. Johnson to have my teeth cleaned and worked on twice this year. He is nothing but professional and very caring! I leave there each time knowing that I have received the best care for my teeth. Dr. Johnson and his staff made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in the door until the time I left. I have recommended Dr. Johnson and his staff to many of my friends and I know that they are satisfied with his work as well!
Erik and staff are wonderful. They are professional, friendly, quick, and thorough. I have gone to Erik for years and recently convinced my boyfriend, who previously hated going to the dentist, to switch and he has now recommended him to his friends and coworkers as well. Erik is straight forward yet possesses great bed side manner.
~ Tess Frey