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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Your Invisible Cavity Solution

Closeup of woman receiving dental checkupIf you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A silicon dioxide-filled tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings.

Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and Dr. Quandt will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure better than amalgam, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can easily last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the stronger teeth you’ll have in the future.

Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite resin fillings. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor your composites unless you ask to have them coated with a clear plastic sealant. If you’re ready to get rid of dark spots or noticeable amalgam fillings, be sure to contact us today for an appointment.