At Dr. Jesse Halbleib’s Practice located in Capitola, we prefer tooth-colored fillings for a variety of reasons. Thanks to advanced technology, white fillings made of composite materials can be used to fill small to medium-sized cavities and are customized to your exact specifications. Tooth-colored fillings are also color-matched to your tooth shade, so they blend in wonderfully with natural enamel.
From a practical standpoint, white fillings are great for adding strength to a tooth. The bonding process allows the composite material to form a tight union with enamel, thereby improving a tooth’s durability and integrity. White fillings are also unaffected by temperature changes, so there is no danger of fracture. And finally, we prefer white fillings because they are more conservative: They require less removal of enamel than metal fillings.
Dr. Jesse Halbleib’s Practice provides the following types of Tooth Colored Fillings to his patients in Capitola:
Porcelain: This is the top of the line material. Porcelain is highly bio-compatible, extremely durable, and indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Composite Ceramic: A natural tooth colored material created from BellGlass™, or other bio-compatible materials that combines excellent aesthetics with long term durability. Restorations using this material are baked in an oven, then cured under pressure using intense light. This makes them longer lasting and stronger than ordinary composite fillings.
If you have areas of tooth decay that are posing a threat to your smile, find out how tooth-colored fillings by Capitola Dentist Dr. Jesse Halbleib can help protect teeth.