The Dental Health Center

What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?

There are two primary benefits to choosing tooth-colored composite fillings:

  • One of the reasons we like using composite fillings for esthetic repairs is that we can closely match the shade of the filling to the color of your natural dental enamel. Dr. Seger carefully sculpts the material to match the contours of your tooth, creating a discreet repair that even you won't be able to detect.
  • Our goal is to preserve the natural structure of your teeth for as long as possible. So unlike metal fillings that require us to remove a lot of your tooth, tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the remaining tooth structure. The advantage is that we can preserve the structure, and bonding the material directly to your tooth creates a strong, durable bond and a long-lasting repair.