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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Porter, TX

A Better Restoration Option

In years past, when you got a cavity, patients were left with a dark, silvery blob on their tooth. Luckily, these unsightly amalgam fillings are a thing of the past. Advances in materials have changed how we approach repairing cavities and restoring teeth to good health. As a result, our dental office in Porter maintains a high standard of care and only uses tooth-colored fillings. Our dedicated team works diligently to make sure that you get the most efficient and effective treatment to fully restore your teeth’s appearance and strength.

What are tooth-colored fillings made of?

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Unlike amalgam fillings, which consist of a compound of mercury, silver, tin, and copper, tooth-colored fillings contain no metal at all. Instead, tooth-colored fillings use a material called composite resin, which is made of biocompatible plastic and fine ceramic particles. Composite resin bonds well to teeth and can be shaded to match your teeth’s enamel, making it a preferable restoration option on multiple levels for treating cavities.

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings?

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Although amalgam fillings are very durable, tooth-colored fillings have many advantages, including the following:

How are tooth-colored fillings placed?

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Filling a cavity with composite resin follows this simple process:

  1. After your dentist has numbed the area with a local anesthetic, they remove only the decayed parts of your tooth and make sure it is clean.
  2. Then they apply the putty-like composite resin, sculpting it to recreate the lost tooth structure.
  3. A special light is then used to harden the resin.
  4. Your dentist finishes by fine tuning the shape and smoothness of the composite resin, ensuring that you have a comfortable bite.

Do tooth-colored fillings require special care?

To care for your tooth-colored fillings, you just need to maintain healthy oral habits, including daily brushing and flossing and semiannual dental checkups and cleanings. With this proper care, your fillings and your natural teeth can last for years to come!

The health of your teeth and your experience in our office matter to us. Our experienced team is committed to making dental care more enjoyable for you. See the difference that our office can make by scheduling an appointment with us today!