If you're looking for a filling that has a more natural look, you're looking for a composite, tooth-colored filling. This bonding can be used on either the front or back of your teeth and is a very durable resin that can handle the stress and pressure of regular chewing.
The main reasons people choose this option is to restore decayed or fractured teeth and also to enhance your smile. Many people also choose this procedure to repair chipped teeth and to close gaps between teeth.
These days, tooth-colored fillings are more popular than the amalgam or gold fillings that were widely used in the past since more people like the natural look it provides. The white fillings do take a little longer to place than the gold fillings because the tooth must be clean and completely dry while the cavity is filled.
While this dental filling can be basically unnoticeable, it's a great choice. However, preventing the need of a filling is always much better. Here are some basic tips so you won't need a white filling:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a toothpaste with fluoride
- Make sure to floss each day to get where toothbrushes can't reach
- Keep a balanced diet (sweets are ok in moderation)
- Make sure to schedule regular dental check-ups!