When Dr. Sligh creates a restoration for your mouth, he wants it to look natural and function like a natural tooth.
He uses tooth-colored composite fillings because they look beautiful, they have none of the health concerns associated with the metal fillings, and these new materials are actually stronger and more durable too.
- Composite resin fillings: Composite tooth fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and fine-glass particles. They last at least five years and match the color of your teeth. They generally cost less than gold fillings but more than amalgam fillings, and they can take up to two appointments to complete.
- Porcelain fillings: Porcelain tooth fillings last approximately five to seven years, with a wide range of pricing. They match the color of your teeth and are more resistant to staining than composite fillings.