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Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Durable?

February 28, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Brian M. Hivick
Girl Smiling | Tooth Colored Fillings | Chagrin Falls OH

Modern dentistry has made many advances both in techniques and the materials that are available to dentists. One of the best improvements came with the dawn of composite resin material. Composite fillings are both durable and aesthetically appealing because they can be blended to match your tooth.

Here are some other reasons that restorative fillings in Chagrin Falls with composite resin are an excellent choice.

Composite Resin Saves More of Your Natural Tooth

When placing your composite filling, your dentist doesn't have to remove as much tooth structure as metal amalgam fillings required, which means composite preserves more of your natural tooth. They are also bonded directly to your tooth, which adds strength and durability.

Composite Fillings Protect Against Leakage

One thing metal is known for is expanding and contracting when there are temperature changes. One place where there are constant changes in temperature is your mouth. Over time, as metal expands and contracts it pulls away from your tooth, which means that bacteria can sneak into your tooth and cause decay again.

Composite resin is plastic material that doesn't react to temperature, so it eliminates any problems with leakage.

Composite Material Can Be Used for Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite resin is also an excellent material for a treatment called cosmetic bonding. This is where your dentist will add the material to your tooth to cover issues like staining, chips, size discrepancies, fractures, and spaces between teeth. This procedure is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make improvements to your smile.

At Chagrin Family Dental Care, Dr. Brian Hivick and his team are dedicated to restoring our patients' teeth with the best dental materials available. By using composite resin for fillings, and ceramic porcelain for crowns, we offer the most durable and aesthetically appealing restorations on the market. Contact our Chagrin Falls dental office today to learn more about how we can improve your smile!

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