Top Reasons to Visit Dr. Robertson for Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dr. Roberts has many serving patients from throughout the Elgin, TX area for over 20 years
- Tooth-colored fillings look exactly like your natural teeth
- The fees charged by Dr. Robertson are very reasonable and competitive with other dental practices in the Elgin, TX area
What You Should Know About Tooth-Colored Fillings
Until several years ago, most dentists used silveramalgam fillings exclusively for dental fillings. Although silver amalgam is definitely strong and durable, it’s also not the most attractive choice. And — even worse – after a certain number of years, silver amalgam changes to a very dark, almost black color.
Fortunately, nowadays Dr. Robertson and most other dentists give their patients the option of tooth-colored fillings. These fillings can be made of either a composite material or ionomer, which is made from glass particles mixed with acrylic acids. Both composite fillings and ionomer fillings are virtually invisible. However, it’s important to remember that composite is a strong and durable material, while ionomer is much more fragile. This means that ionomer is a better choice for very small fillings. One of the great benefits of tooth-colored fillings is that not only do they look good now, they won’t change color as the years go by. Of course, all fillings may eventually need to be replaced, but tooth-colored fillings should last for many years.
Dental Conditions Repaired by Tooth-Colored Fillings
How do you know if you or someone in your family needs a tooth-colored filling? Fillings are helpful in repairing a wide variety of dental issues, including the following:
- Cracked, broken and chipped teeth
- Tooth decay
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that have wide gaps in between
The Procedure Involved in Tooth-Colored Fillings
The process involved in getting a new tooth-colored filling is very similar to the one used for the old-style amalgam fillings. First, Dr. Robertson will remove any existing decay on the tooth, then he’ll clean the surface and place the composite or ionomer filling material into the tooth. As a final step, Dr. Robertson will shape and polish the filling, making sure that your new filling isn’t negatively impacting your bite.
Contact Our Elgin, TX Office Today
For more information about tooth-colored fillings, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robertson, call our Elgin, TX office today at 512-281-4260.