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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Repair Cavities While Blending In

Woman receiving dental repair

For decades, fillings have been the go-to treatment for cavity treatment and slightly damaged teeth. Traditionally, they were made using a material called amalgam, which consists of multiple metals mixed together. While this material is extremely strong and durable, it does have a few noticeable drawbacks (which you’re probably very familiar with if you have fillings).

Firstly, it leaves a large, noticeable gray mark on any tooth it’s used on, and two, the metal can make a tooth very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. These fillings can even expand and contract depending on the temperature, which can make a tooth much more likely to crack as time goes on.

In order to provide our patients with a more aesthetically-focused and comfortable solution, Dr. Colleen chooses to only use tooth-colored fillings. How do they compare to regular fillings? Read on to find out!

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgam Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings offer a number of advantages compared to traditional ones:

Thanks to tooth-colored fillings, we can now fix problem teeth without altering the appearance of the smile, giving patients the best of everything. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how one could help you, contact us today.