Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings in Fresno

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 11/08/2013

If you have cavities, dental fillings are necessary to prevent further damage to your teeth. Ironically, metal fillings can actually weaken your teeth and lead to additional damage, which is just one reason Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake chooses to only offer tooth colored fillings.

The metal used in fillings must be packed into teeth, which requires a significant amount of your natural tooth enamel be removed before they are placed. Once tooth enamel is removed, metal fillings are packed into the cavity, but not secured to the tooth itself. This results in a structurally weakened tooth without a bonded restoration.

Over time, temperature changes, friction, and daily use causes the metal in fillings to wear down or come loose and fall out. These things combine to make metal restorations far less than an ideal choice.

Why Choose White Fillings?

White fillings are made from nontoxic porcelain or composite resins that can be shaded to match your tooth in color. These fillings do not require much tooth preparation, and are bonded to the tooth to cover the cavity and bolster the strength of the impacted tooth.

Tooth colored fillings are not affected by temperature changes and are generally stronger than metal restorations. For these reasons and more, Dr. Miyake is pleased to offer tooth colored fillings to all of our patients.

If you have cavities that need filled or would like to remove and replace old metal fillings, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, D.D.S. or call 559-224-0103 today to schedule an appointment at our Fresno, California dental office.