Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

by | Jan 19, 2023

We all want to keep our oral hygiene in working order. After all, research shows that there is a link between gum disease and other diseases such as arthritis and kidney failure. Of course, trying to maintain a regularly consistent routine can be tough, and that’s when plaque builds and causes problems.

The main one is tooth decay. Once the enamel and pulp of your teeth begin to wear away, it’s time for a filling, and restorative dentistry doesn’t come as popular or as frequent as repairing cavities.

But, it’s not as straightforward as sitting back and waiting for the all-clear. One thing you must decide is whether to have normal or tooth-colored fillings. Here’s why we think the latter is superior.


Undoubtedly, the best benefit of tooth-colored cavity fillings is that they are discrete. Often, our patients dislike the idea of someone peering into their mouth and spotting small black pieces covering a cavity, a telltale sign it’s a filling. With tooth-colored ones, there’s no reason to fret about the embarrassment as it is challenging for anyone to tell unless they are a professional in restorative dentistry. So, your lifestyle will continue without a hitch as you will be able to smile and show your teeth with confidence.


It’s often thought (wrongly) that metal fillings are more durable than tooth-colored ones. In our experience, this isn’t always the case because metal contracts and expands depending on the temperature of your mouth. When you drink or eat hot and cold foods, you might unknowingly encourage the metal to get bigger or smaller. Once this happens, the resin inside the filling weakens, meaning you could end up having it replaced sooner. Tooth-colored fillings don’t expand or contract, so there’s no need to consider it failing before its due date.


A filling isn’t always going to be the most comfortable solution possible. However, we put up with them because they’re better than the alternative. What if you didn’t need to put up with the discomfort any longer, though? Tooth-colored fillings have transformed restorative dentistry for the same reason they are durable. Without the expansions and contractions that happen with metal composite resin, there won’t be any unnecessary pressure on the rest of your teeth.


Metal fillings are safe, but they do have drawbacks. One of them is that they contain mercury. Although it’s contained, it can leak and cause issues for the patient, from illness to discoloration and staining your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings don’t include the chemical, so it won’t even enter your mind when you sit down in the dentist’s chair.


With the help of Dr. Patel, our patients get access to some of the best restorative dentistry in Orlando. With our cutting edge technology, we provide the most up to date solutions that center on the most important people – you!

Contact us today and learn how our services will boost your lifestyle thanks to increased confidence.