Traditionally, a filling, which is the primary way dentists repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth, is made of a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of multiple metals. This material is very strong and durable, but it has a few noticeable problems. Firstly, it always leaves a large gray mark on any tooth it is used on, plus the metal can make a tooth much more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. In order to provide a more conservative and aesthetically-friendly solution, Aegis Dental only uses tooth-colored fillings.
They are made of a composite resin material that can be specially shaded to blend in with surrounding enamel. The end result is a filling that is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Also, because these fillings are metal-free, they won’t make a tooth more sensitive to extreme temperatures. They also bond better to the enamel, allowing us to preserve more of a tooth’s natural strength and structure while repairing it, ensuring that both the restoration and the tooth will last for many years to come.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how we can use them to help you, contact us today.