When a dental filling is required, Dental fillings - Image 1Dental fillings - Image 2When a dental filling is required, our dentists and staff at Arbor Dental  our dentists and staff at Arbor Dental Group can provide aesthetic tooth colored/bonded restorations. These dental composite fillings closely match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth while protecting them from further harm and providing a beautiful smile. If you have previously received silver or composite dental fillings over the years, as apart of your state of the art dentistry, our team at Arbor Dental Group will closely monitor them for any signs of failure. After extended wear over a period of years, dental fillings can start to break down at the edges. This can lead to new decay or weakening of the surrounding tooth structure.

Disadvantages of Silver FillingsDental fillings - Image 3

Even though they are known to be safe and have been utilized for many years, there are many disadvantages to silver fillings. These are Made of an amalgam of metal, and these silver fillings can corrode, resulting in stains and damage to your teeth. These fillings also tend to expand and contract, which can cause cracking in the tooth structure. The edges of these fillings can also wear down, weaken, or break, leading to recurring decay or fracturing of teeth.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored RestorationsDental fillings - Image 4, Restorative Dentistry

Tooth-colored/bonded restorations provide natural-looking White dental fillings that strengthen teeth while preventing further tooth decay. Generally completed during one office visit, this bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. Composite restorations come in a variety of shades to match the color of the actual and surrounding tooth structures.