What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?

Dental fillings help to restore a tooth that has been damaged by bacteria or decay. Fillings are used to seal the affected area, and this helps to keep bacteria out. The filling is used to prevent further decay or deterioration.

Tooth colored fillings are made of a material that blends in with your natural tooth color. This type of filling is effective, and does not stand out like other filling materials. Many patients choose this type of filling because they would like their filling to blend in with their natural teeth. Tooth colored fillings are durable and long lasting.

What Types of Tooth Colored Fillings are Available?

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are made out of a tooth-colored resin material, and this type of filling is typically used for smaller cavities. Composite fillings can be used on the front or back teeth, and are a great choice for patients that want their fillings to look natural.

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings are typically used for larger cavities, or where the area of the tooth needs to withstand pressure for chewing. This type of filling is custom made outside of the mouth using a process called milling. Images are taken of the tooth to create a precise filling that is accurate and fits perfectly. Our computer aided technology creates 3D images of your tooth instantly, and allows our team to customize the filling easily.

What Can I Expect During the Filling Process?

During a filling procedure our doctors will use local anesthesia to numb the area and keep our patients comfortable and pain free. The decay is cleaned out of the tooth and sealed to keep future bacteria out. Depending on the filling type we will mold the filling material to match the exact shape of your tooth for a perfect fit. The filling is affixed securely to your tooth, and a blue light is used to cure the filling. Patients can return to normal activities and eat or drink directly after their filling is placed.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are ready to find out if tooth-colored fillings are right for you, contact us. Our doctors have years of experience in dental restorations, and always provide the highest level of care. Taking care of our teeth is important, and our team is ready to help you restore your smile.

To schedule an appointment with us, contact us, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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