Nature’s Finest Fillings
In the mid-1960s, the dental health of the American public was revolutionized by natural fillings. Before this, cavities and imperfections were filled with a mixture of several different harsh metals. These fillings left teeth tainted with very visible and unattractive dark fillings. Enter natural, metal-free fillings!
Natural, or tooth-colored, fillings are highly versatile and have been proven to restore 85-95% of a tooth's original strength. This makes them perfect for most reparative dental procedures, including:
- Filling cavities
- Repairing cracked or broken teeth
- Repairing worn-down teeth
- Replacing outdated metal fillings
However, this is not the only reason these fillings are the crowd-favorite among dentists. Natural fillings result in minimal sensitivity, are easily repaired if damaged, and can be matched to your natural tooth color. They can even be used on your front and back teeth – without changing their look!
As technology advanced, metal fillings were made obsolete. They were never made to fully bond with the tooth, only to rest on top and provide a degree of protection. Now that the bond created between dentin and enamel is well-researched and understood, dentists can implement fillings with stronger protection and much more comfort.
Today’s most durable and widely used natural filling is comprised of a composite resin. As a composite, this material includes filler particles that are bound together by a hard matrix material. For composite resin fillings, the matrix material used is liquid acrylic. This is then hardened by surrounding glass filler particles, ultimately forming the composite resin of the filling.
With access to the latest dentistry technology and the highest quality materials to date, our dentists will make the natural filling procedure painless. You won’t feel a thing, so don’t waste time suffering! Call our office today and make your appointment at your nearest Santa Ana Pacific Dental Smiles.