They’re made from biocompatible resin
Throughout the ages, tooth fillings have been made from a variety of materials. For example, just a couple of decades ago, the most common material was metal amalgam, which many existing fillings still consist of. Today, however, increasingly more patients are benefiting from tooth-colored fillings made out of more biocompatible resin. Unlike amalgam, composite resin doesn’t contain any traces of metal, and it can be tinted to match the unique, natural color of your healthy tooth structure. This also makes them more advantageous for your oral health in several different ways.
They can be customized to your teeth
Because composite dental resin consists of finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles instead of metal, it can be easily customized to match your smile’s unique esthetic needs. The resin not only matches the color and shade of your healthy tooth structure, but also conforms accurately to the specific shape of your cavity. Once the resin is placed and settles into your cavity completely, we can harden the filling for optimal durability and a more lifelike finish.
They protect teeth better in the long run
The point of a tooth filling isn’t just to fill your cavity, but also to protect the exposed section of your tooth. After being compromised by tooth decay (the condition that leads to cavity development), a tooth’s structure can become more vulnerable to future infection from oral bacteria. To successfully restore and preserve your tooth, a tooth-colored filling can be bonded to your healthy tooth structure more securely, offering optimal protection against becoming infected again.
Learn if you can benefit from a tooth-colored filling
The fact that they’re tooth-colored is only one of many different benefits of composite resin dental fillings. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.