Natural-Colored Fillings Are Worth More Than Gold

Not all that glitters is gold.

Gold definitely has its appeal. It’s a classic look, and it’s perfect for jewelry in any form: Necklaces, bracelets, rings – you name it. Yet I think that, in most cases, it looks a lot better when it’s worn outside of the body than inside of it.

What do I mean? I’m talking about gold-amalgam fillings. Those are the same metal hunks you might remember lining the molars of your grandparents’ smiles.

They certainly have their uses in restorative dentistry – I’ll still put them in if a patient can really benefit from them – but they certainly don’t look very nice.

Ironic, isn’t it? That a metal known for its beauty and glamour can actually be an unsightly thing to look at when it’s in your mouth.

While gold is certainly safe to use in a filling, it definitely lacks that natural look of the rest of your smile. For all of its advantages, a gold filling sticks out like a sore thumb.

Unless all of your teeth are made of gold, a gold filling just doesn’t fit in with the rest of your smile. This can make you self-conscious about the dental work that you have received; the gold is practically a bulls-eye for anyone’s attention when you laugh at a joke or yawn over the office water cooler.

If you’ve had a cavity wreck your tooth down to the dentin (or worse, the pulp), then you simply can’t live without a filling. Your tooth will experience continued damage, and any exposed nerves can become infected, leading to a range of dangerous conditions.

Also, the pain will be unbelieveable.

You don’t have to live with that, or stick with those old gold fillings. At Eugene Family Dental, I can restore the viability and beauty of your tooth with a natural-looking composite resin filling that’s stronger, more durable, and more attractive!


Fitting In Is A Good Thing


The only time you want to stand out is when you’re up for a promotion, not when you’re trying to fix a dental problem.

Natural, composite dental fillings make it so no one can tell you’ve had any work done except you – and me, of course!

There are a number of benefits to composite filling over their golden cousins, so let’s quickly run through them so you can get the treatment you need sooner rather than later:

  • Easier to install – Gold and silver amalgam fillings require more of your underlying tooth to be “shaved” in order to for the filling to fit snugly. Otherwise, it could fall out! Not good. A composite resin filling is better able to fill the tooth because of its chemical nature, and won’t ever pop out of place.
  • Proper bite distribution – This is a fancy way of saying that composite fillings will allow you to eat the foods you want in the way you want them to. Gold fillings won’t evenly distribute the force of your bite, which could lead to them cracking! Also not good. With composite fillings, you’ll never have to worry about that at all.
  • Maximum comfort – Because gold is a metal, it will expand when the temperature is hot, and will contract when the temperature is cold. When a metal does this inside of your tooth, it can cause extreme discomfort by pushing and pulling your tooth in all directions. You won’t experience that kind of discomfort with a composite resin filling!

If you want a tooth filling that’s more attractive, more stable, and won’t cause you discomfort based on the weather outside, then you simply cannot afford to go without a composite dental filling.

All that’s left for you to do is schedule your appointment with me and let me repair your smile with beauty you deserve.

I can be reached at 458-205-5189, or you are free to request an appointment through this website.

However you make your appointment, Eugene Family Dental can prove to you that while composite resin fillings may not glitter like gold, they’re more than worth their weight in it!