Natural-colored tooth fillings are used as an alternative to traditional metal amalgam fillings. Because composite fillings are bonded to a tooth only, the diseased part of the tooth needs to be removed allowing the tooth to maintain much of its strength and integrity.

Metal fillings are placed after removing large parts of the healthy tooth. Over time, a crown may be needed because the tooth is weaker and subsequently cracks. However, with natural tooth colored fillings UMKC Dental Faculty Practice is able to give you a beautiful, strong smile that lasts.