Tooth Colored Fillings
When filling a tooth that’s front and center in your mouth, tooth colored fillings are recommended. Cavity fillings come in many colors and materials. Depending on the location within your mouth, this may be a more or less important part of your overall treatment plan. Houlik Family Dentistry’s team of teeth professionals perfectly match your filling to surrounding teeth with composite resin fillings.
Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resins, or tooth colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture. Recommended for small and medium size fillings, composite resin withstands moderate pressure from the stress of chewing. They are a good choice for people who prefer more natural looking fillings.
Some studies find that composite fillings are less durable than amalgam fillings, but no filling lasts forever. Composites cost more than amalgam and, on occasion, are not covered by insurance. The process for placing a composite filling takes longer. For cosmetic considerations, tooth colored fillings contribute to beautiful smiles.