Cosmetic Dentist Kansas City MO

Cosmetic Dentist Kansas City MO 816.454.3336
6301 N Oak Traffic Way, Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64118

Tooth Colored Fillings

When we need to get a dental filling, we would rather not have a mouthful of metal-colored fillings. Thankfully, Dr. James R. Anderson’s Kansas City, MO cosmetic dentistry office offers tooth colored fillings that keep your teeth protected and your filling discreet so that no one has to know how many cavities you have. Unlike the silver or gold fillings that are frequently used, a tooth colored filling will not cause unwanted attention to your mouth when you eat or talk.

About Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are actually white fillings that are then dyed to blend more seamlessly with the natural shade of your tooth, as most people’s “pearly whites” are actually varying shades of the color. Dr. Anderson can provide expert coloring to ensure that your tooth colored filling will go completely unnoticed by the untrained eye. This coloring allows the filled tooth to seamlessly blend in with all of your other teeth.

There are actually a number of materials that may be used to create a tooth colored filling. Those materials include glass ionomer cement (GIC), composite resin, or porcelain ceramics. These materials are very long lasting, so you won’t need to worry about getting your tooth colored fillings replaced, and the appropriate shading will remain as well.

Although tooth colored fillings last a long while, they are sometimes prone to slight discolorations over periods of time, depending on hygiene, diet and other factors affecting tooth stains and discoloration. If you feel like your tooth colored filling is off in color, a quick trip to Dr. Anderson can easily solve that problem. In the same way he dyed your filling to match the shade of your tooth, Dr. Anderson can adjust the coloring of the filling to once again blend seamlessly so the filling remains incognito among the rest of your teeth.

Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

There are a number of benefits of a tooth colored filling that give it a leg up against silver fillings. One of the biggest benefits is that a resin filling can actually allow the individual to keep more of their natural tooth than they would with a silver filling. This means less filing and grinding, more remaining tooth left over, and overall, a more comfortable experience for the patient.

It’s also been shown that silver fillings can potentially expand or contract in the tooth over time, causing issues and possibly creating bigger ones than the original cavity. A filling made with resin, ceramics, or GIC will not have this problem. Luckily, Dr. Anderson can replace silver and gold fillings with tooth colored fillings.

If you would like more information about tooth colored fillings or are interested in replacing your silver or gold filling, please contact the Kansas City, MO dental office of Dr. James Anderson DDS at 816.454.3336 for more information. Our staff of dedicated professionals is here to help our patients and potential patients with all of their general and cosmetic dentistry needs.

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