Dental Fillings in Abilene KS
Tooth-colored fillings are white fillings that imitate the natural appearance of a tooth. When it comes to filling a cavity or making minor cosmetic changes, such as fixing a cracked tooth, we think you’ll agree that this is a great solution. This treatment is relatively simple, and our tooth-colored fillings perfectly resemble the surrounding tooth.
It used to be that if you needed a filling, you had to get silver fillings. If you’re over the age of 35, you probably remember this, and you may even have silver fillings. These fillings can sometimes be problematic, because not only do some of them contain large amounts of mercury, but they’re known for wearing down. They require a considerable portion of the tooth to be worn away so that they can be placed. They also can expand or contract, creating cracks in the teeth. In the worst cases, they even turn black. In addition, bacteria can sneak in through the cracks and put the tooth’s core at risk of suffering from decay and infection.
For these reasons, at Tallgrass Dental we use a tough, composite tooth-colored filling that both looks natural and provides a strong layer of defense from bacteria. If you currently have silver fillings and you want them replaced with tooth-colored fillings, we’d be happy to serve you! We can help you obtain a bright, healthy smile, no metal included.