When decay or dental caries have been taken out of the tooth, a dentist fills the empty space with certain materials. In the past, only gold and silver amalgam (which is silver mixed with mercury, tin, zinc, and copper) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. However, advancements in dentistry now allow us to fill your tooth with a material that matches the rest of your pearly whites in both color and texture. When a tooth-colored filling is bonded to your tooth, it creates a durable seal that protects your tooth from future damage and closely resembles real tooth enamel. Tooth-colored fillings can also be built much smaller than metal fillings to fill the same amount of decayed tooth area. By covering less area than metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings can better protect the tooth from any additional damage.
Honolulu cosmetic dentist Dr. Adachi provides tooth-colored fillings for Hawaii residents. If you don’t like what your existing metal fillings are adding to your smile, then Dr. Adachi can remove your metal fillings and replace them with undetectable tooth-colored fillings! To learn more about our tooth-colored fillings please contact your Honolulu cosmetic dentistry professional Dr. Adachi’s office by calling (808) 670-3576 or by filling the form below to have us call you back.