What are fillings?

Dental fillings are a common type of dental restoration used to repair cavities and other forms of mild tooth decay and damage. At Dr. Kirk E. Kooker’s dental office, we use high-quality, tooth-colored fillings. Also known as white or composite fillings, tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin, a mixture of strong, durable plastics. We may suggest tooth-colored dental fillings in Plano, Texas to strengthen a weakened tooth and restore the structural integrity of your tooth structure once decay has been removed.

What are the advantages of tooth-colored fillings?

There are many advantages to tooth-colored fillings when compared to amalgam (silver) fillings, which were popular in the past. Tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to teeth, creating a tight, superior fit. We can also match the color of the composite resin to your natural tooth color for an enhanced aesthetic. Silver fillings can often become worn down, breaking or weakening at the edges. The metal used also expands with time and can crack, leading to leaks that stain your teeth and gums.

We can replace your old, silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings, and we also provide new tooth-colored fillings for emerging decay. If you would like to learn more about how tooth-colored fillings result in a beautiful, healthy smile, we invite you to contact our friendly dentist and team today. We look forward to protecting and strengthening your smile!