Tooth Colored Fillings
Functional & Aesthetic Dental Restorations
Dr. Goodfellow will offer you many choices when it comes to how your teeth are repaired. Our most popular method is the direct (chairside) resin filling. These restorations are conservative, reasonably priced and nearly invisible to the eye. We are proud to offer this service to our patients .
Call Santa Ana Office Phone Number 714-647-9339 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodfellow.
Disadvantages of Silver fillings:
Although silver fillings are a perfectly acceptable and economical way to restore teeth, they do have some drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, corrodes and eventually can crack. And a larger filling significantly weakens your tooth.
But perhaps their main disadvantage is that they aren’t tooth colored. They can appear dark gray or black when you smile.
Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth-Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Resin fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure. Since they are are bonded to the teeth, they don’t require the mechanical retention needed for a silver filling. The tooth itself is better supported with bonded resin. Also, there is less chance of temperature sensitivity after placing these fillings – And they are beautiful!