Plymouth’s Choice for Cavity Repair
No one likes being told they have a cavity. But if you do have one, or if an old filling has failed or broken, we have a great solution to repair and restore your smile for better health and improved aesthetics – tooth colored composite fillings.
What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?
Tooth colored fillings, sometimes called white fillings, are actually a very hard “plastic” that bonds (micromechanically fuses) to the tooth, sealing and holding the tooth together. These fillings blend beautifully in your smile… and because we use the latest and best composite bonding materials, they have amazing restorative and staying power.
Why Choose Tooth Colored Fillings?
Many of our patients prefer them, because they say they are more comfortable both in the tooth, where metal sometimes shifts and can cause sensitivity, and to the tongue.
Metal fillings will expand when exposed to cold, such as ice cream or an iced drink, and contract when exposed to heat, such as soup or coffee. This movement of expanding and contracting can weaken the tooth walls and eventually lead to factures or breaks. It can also create a space between the tooth wall and the filling, allowing bacteria to get in under an existing filling and cause decay that your dentist can’t see.
Tooth colored fillings stay stable in the tooth without expanding and contracting in response to temperature changes, and they feel more like natural teeth. Best of all, they look like you have never had a cavity at all! Call us today for more information about tooth colored composite fillings or to schedule your appointment today!