Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
|Does having a brighter smile increase your confidence? You mind find it fascinating that a whiter smile has many positive, emotional and psychological effects.
Tooth-colored fillings are proven to help increase self-esteem. There are many types of fillings to choose from. In this article, we discuss how tooth-colored fillings can help you boost your confidence and give you a beautiful and healthy smile.
White Fillings vs. Metal Fillings
For many years, the only type of filling available was mental based. Mainly consisting of copper or silver and used to reinforce teeth that are weak from decay or damage. Metal is still used in dental practices around the country for both children and adults, but white tooth-colored fillings have gained in popularity as a more attractive and cost effective alternative for many of our new and existing patients.
Some of the major advantages white tooth-colored fillings have over metal are: They don't cause your teeth to chip or crack like metal because it doesn't expand when the temperature changes. White fillings also do not leave a metallic aftertaste in your mouth, they have no aftertaste whatsoever.
They are also made to look exactly like your real teeth and is indiscernible from your real teeth and white tooth-colored fillings also form a stronger bond with your teeth than metal, which allows them to last longer. White fillings are the best choice cosmetically for many, and often comes down to cost.
Do you have a chip or crack in your tooth? Maybe some concerns of decay in your teeth? Working as a team, you along with our dental professionals, will determine the best tooth-colored filling that will be the best treatment option for you to look, feel and be at your best. Schedule your consultation today.