Tooth colored fillings are made of composite resin material and serve as an alternative to traditional metal fillings. Composite resin tooth colored fillings are strong, durable and make for a natural looking smile.
We recommend sealants, also tooth colored fillings for our adolescent patients because young molars typically have deep grooves and pits in the biting surface that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. These areas can “retain” bacteria and eventually develop into cavities.
Early diagnosis is the key in protecting your teeth. Regular dental check-ups every six months at Fulton Dental in Vestavia Hills with necessary x-rays once a year are the best defense against dental decay.