Tooth-Colored Fillings

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

Cavities are one of the most common dental problems faced by patients, and one of the easiest to treat. However, the filling materials that have been used in the past by dentists have not always been the most durable or protective over the course of many years. Many of the fillings we place today are necessary to replace old, outdated fillings with new materials that can better protect your teeth.

Whether you need a brand new filling, or an old filling replaced, Dr. Greg Miyake is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings, which we create using a white composite dental material. These fillings are not only durable and long-lasting, they are also safer for your teeth overall, and do a better job of protecting them from future cavities.

The Advantages of White Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made from biocompatible composite material that can be shaded to match your exact tooth color, providing a result that seamlessly blends with the rest of your smile. We also prefer white fillings because once the composite material is bonded to your tooth, the entire structure is stronger than an unfilled tooth and very resistant to breakage.

You can benefit from tooth-colored fillings if:

  • You have an old filling that is unstable or ineffective
  • Decay is spreading and causing damage to your tooth
  • You want to replace unsightly metal fillings with a more cosmetic solution
  • You have a tooth that is cracked or fractured
  • You have a tooth that is particularly worn down, negatively affecting your bite

Bulky metal fillings require more of your natural tooth structure to be sacrificed when they are placed, and they can actually cause fractures in a tooth over time by expanding and contracting with temperature changes. The mercury used in some amalgam fillings has also been linked to health concerns in the past. For these and other reasons, we are committed to using tooth-colored fillings to solve minor cavity and decay issues for our patients.

Learn more about the advantages of white fillings and find out how easy it is to replace old metal fillings during your free personal consultation. Please contact experienced Fresno cosmetic dentist Dr. Greg Miyake today to set up your appointment.