If you have experienced a cavity or are prone to tooth deterioration, you may have needed a filling at one time or another. In the past, filings were made with metal and stand out among your surrounding teeth. However, advancements in technology have developed ways to apply fillings with a tooth-colored look, or composite resins.

While the best way to avoid fillings is by preventing cavities in the first place. This can be done by brushing twice a day with flourish toothpaste, flossing, eating a balanced diet, and regularly visiting your dentist. If you still happen to be in need of a filling, a tooth-colored filling may be a good option.

Aside from them blending in perfectly with your remaining teeth, they are less durable, requiring more maintenance and potential replacements. They also may take longer to put in place. It is important you try to take care of your teeth to avoid needing feelings.

When it comes to tooth-colored fillings, it is all about the pros and cons. While a composite filling may be more work, it is able to evenly blend with your teeth without unnecessary attention drawn to it. Contact our Longmont dental clinic about which option is best for you.