In the past, tooth fillings were generally made of metal. Metal fillings often caused problems with sensitivity to hot and cold beverages, and were incredibly noticeable in the mouth.
At your Delray Beach Family Dentist, we use a composite resin filling, frequently called white fillings that are matched to the natural color of your teeth, and are virtually invisible. No one else will know you never had a cavity.
Composite resin fillings are an inexpensive way to cover a cavity, or repair other, minor tooth defects. The composite resin fillings are incredibly strong, and can even help strengthen the remaining part of your natural tooth to stop further damage and decay. Composite resin fillings have the added bonus of not being as sensitive to extreme hot and cold drinks, since they do not conduct temperatures like traditional metal fillings.
At Delray Beach Family Dentistry, we use only the highest quality composites to fill your cavities. With proper care, including daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups, composite resin fillings can last 8-12 years.