In the past, metal fillings were used to fill in cavities and to prevent dental decay. With modern technology, there is a different way to prevent tooth decay that blends with your natural teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings, or composite-resin restorations, are aesthetic, direct restorations, meaning they can be part of a one-visit service. Composite restorations look like teeth, unlike a silver amalgam restoration, and allow more conservative tooth preparation prior to a filling, so more natural tooth is preserved with composite, tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to treat your cavities and prevent further tooth decay. If you would like to learn more our staff here at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry would love to answer any questions you may have. Call our office to learn more!