The Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

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

Thu, 07/30/2015

Metal fillings have long been the go-to solution for treating tooth decay. However, these restorations are not only unsightly, they are functionally inferior to tooth colored alternatives. If you have metal fillings you would like to have replaced, Tulare cosmetic dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake would be happy to meet with you to assess your current fillings and help you determine the best way to protect and perfect your smile.

Tooth colored fillings are:

  • Bonded to the surface of teeth – unlike metal fillings which are packed into a tooth, composite fillings are bonded to the tooth’s surface to help ensure complete protection
  • Immune to temperature changes – metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes in the mouth, which can allow them to crack and break teeth or fall out completely. Tooth colored fillings do not change shape or size and will not damage teeth or fall out
  • Shaded to match your natural tooth color – metal fillings are obvious and detract from the quality of your smile. Composite fillings look like tooth enamel
  • Free of toxic materials – amalgam fillings contain mercury and other toxic metals. Tooth-colored fillings are made of nontoxic materials that are safe even for expecting mothers and young children

If you would like more information about tooth colored fillings, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today. We welcome patients from Clovis, Tulare, and surrounding areas at our Fresno, California office.