Tooth colored fillings: talk to a family dentist about dental care options.
For a blend of general dental care and cosmetic dentistry, talk to your dentist about tooth colored fillings.
If, after an examination and cleaning, your dentist recommends fillings to prevent further tooth decay (fillings are placed in teeth to ‘fill the hole’ created by decay), ask him or her about natural colored fillings. These fillings are crafted from composition resins and, because they match natural teeth in color and texture, they are much less noticeable than traditional fillings - and can even improve the appearance of your smile.
Your dental care professional may advise traditional fillings, rather than tooth colored ones, for back teeth.
Tooth colored fillings may be right for your children’s teeth as well as adult teeth.
Talk to your family dentist to find out what is recommended for your children’s teeth. Be sure to also ask about dental sealants to protect your children’s teeth, as well.
Wondering how to care for tooth colored fillings?
It’s simple! You need to brush daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush; use toothpaste with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance; and visit your family dentist every six months.