The advantage of tooth-colored fillings is that they blend in with your natural tooth structure. Unfortunately, as you expose your teeth to coffee, smoke, and other staining materials, your fillings can be made to stand out starkly among the rest of your tooth. You may gradually begin to see a distinct, brownish outline around your fillings, which can mar the aesthetic of your smile if located on a front-facing tooth surface.
The bad news in this case is that bleaching stains away is not as feasible for composite filling materials. However, a badly stained filling can often be polished until it matches your natural teeth again.
More importantly, a stained filling may be indicative of tooth decay. You’ll want to visit our Federal Way dentistry clinic so that we can inspect the filling, and replace it if need be.