For years, dental patients have relied on metal-based fillings to fill cavities, but in Southampton, PA, Dr. Habbel offers patients innovative tooth-colored fillings to restore their smile. Amalgam fillings, or metal-based fillings, used to be the only option for filling cavities, but these fillings often lead patients to feel self-conscious about their smile. Tooth-colored fillings give patients an option that will fill cavities without detracting from their smile.
Tooth colored fillings, commonly known as white fillings, are composite dental fillings that restore teeth while mimicking the natural appearance of the tooth’s structure. Patients suffering with oral pain due to dental decay will seek out their dentist for a filling. Tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities in order to prevent further decay—thus restoring a patients’ smile.
In addition to tooth restoration due to fracture or decay, tooth-colored fillings at Harry L. Habbel, DDS in Southampton, PA can also be used to cosmetically enhance a patients’ smile. This composite material can be used to alter the size, color and shape of teeth. Often patients will undergo treatment with tooth-colored fillings in order to close gaps between the teeth, repair chips or cracks, or to make their teeth appear more even.