Tooth-Colored Fillings in Little River
White Fillings For Discreet Restorations
Tooth decay and dark, metal fillings may leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Made from a composite mixture of silicon dioxide and durable plastics, tooth-colored filling are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.
In the past, dentists used metal/amalgam to fill cavities. While metal is a strong substance and great for many applications, it's not very appealing in your mouth. Modern advances in science have given us tooth-colored fillings as an alternative. Tooth-colored fillings are as durable and long-lasting as amalgams. Benefits of tooth-colored fillings over amalgam fillings include:
- Conservative– We remove less tooth structure to place composite fillings.
- Comfortable– The composite mixture won't expand and contract under hot and cold conditions, a common problem with amalgams that can cause cracks and tooth sensitivity.
- Invisible– We will custom blend the composite to match your existing tooth shade.
- Durable– Tooth-colored fillings can last 7 to 10 years, as long as amalgam fillings.
To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, schedule your appointment with Dr. Hortman. We have provided residents of Little River and Myrtle Beach with comprehensive dental care for over 20 years.