Dentist serving Tinley Park on Composite
Tooth colored fillings are an alternative to traditional metal fillings.
Silver fillings are no longer utilized, they characteristically darken over time, and have a tendency to cause damage to a tooth in the long run. Silver fillings often undergo metal fatigue, corroding and leaking over time.
When restoring a tooth with a resin or tooth colored filling we can be conservative with the amount of tooth structure removed since the filling material is bonded to the tooth. Also since white fillings are bonded to your tooth they actually add strength to the tooth.
Resin is an attractive, natural looking option for restoring decayed teeth.