Tooth Colored Filling Specialist

Anniece Ward, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Dental Den of Allen

Anniece Ward, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Allen, TX

When most people think of fillings, they imagine a mouth full of unattractive metal. Fortunately, Anniece Ward, DDS, and her team offer better options at The Dental Den of Allen. Located in Allen, Texas, the practice offers seamless tooth-colored fillings to patients who feel uncomfortable about traditional metal fillings. If you think tooth-colored fillings may be the right option for your smile, call The Dental Den of Allen or book an appointment online today.

Tooth Colored Filling Q&A

What are fillings?

A dental filling is a tooth restoration used to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity or tooth decay. When The Dental Den of Allen team fits you for a filling, they will first remove any decay, clean the entire affected area, and insert a filling material to keep the natural shape and structure of your tooth.

By adding a filling, the team protects your tooth from bacteria and plaque. A tooth colored filling keeps your smile looking bright and radiant.

How do tooth-colored fillings differ from traditional fillings?

Traditional silver fillings are extremely durable and long-lasting, but they are also highly noticeable. For that reason, many people do not want to get fillings in their front teeth, where others can see them.

Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, are made from composite resin. This means they can be color matched to the natural shade of your teeth. They offer a number of benefits that can help restore your smile, as they are:

  • Natural looking
  • Color matched to your teeth
  • Seamless
  • Perfect for patients with metal allergies

Many patients find it hard to tell the difference between their tooth-colored fillings and the rest of their natural teeth.

Who should not opt for tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are a fantastic option for patients with small to moderate sized cavities. They improve your self-esteem and help you feel more confident about smiling and laughing with a filling.

However, tooth-colored fillings are not ideal for large fillings, as they can chip or wear down over time. They are also prone to coffee stains, red wine stains, and yellow stains from tobacco use. They also last from three to 10 years, which is not as long as metal fillings can last when cared for properly.

A tooth-colored filling helps protect your teeth against further decay and damage, without the embarrassment that comes from a traditional metal filling. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings, call The Dental Den of Allen or book an appointment online today.