For some, the appearance of metal fillings is unattractive. They are noticeable when you smile and can cause your teeth to appear discolored. If you need a filling but don’t want it to be visible, tooth-colored fillings can be an appealing alternative.
Composite fillings are usually formed using a mixture of resins, fillers, and colorants, and applied to the tooth in layers. Composites can be made to match the color of your natural teeth, and offer a more natural look than metal fillings.
Dr. Watkins maintains privileges at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield, Kansas. This allows certain dental cases to be completed under general anesthesia. Some examples of cases that benefit from this treatment option include children that need several restorations completed at once, and fearful patients in need of wisdom teeth extractions.