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Tooth-Colored Fillings

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), about 91% of adults experience at least one cavity at some point. At Clinton Family Dental, we offer tooth-colored fillings made of a composite resin material designed to match the color of your teeth. These aesthetic restorations are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings.

Composite resin fillings were once used only for treating small to mid-sized cavities in the front teeth. But thanks to advances in dental materials and techniques, modern tooth-colored fillings are strong and durable enough to restore any decayed tooth, including the molars, which endure considerable chewing pressure.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored composite fillings offer numerous benefits, including the following:

  • They look like natural tooth enamel, delivering seamless smiles.
  • They require the removal of a minimal amount of healthy tooth structure, making them a conservative option to restore your teeth.
  • They bond to your teeth, reducing the risk of future damage.
  • They are versatile, providing a cosmetic solution for repairing chipped, broken, worn, discolored, or otherwise not-so-perfect teeth.
  • They are metal and mercury-free, lowering the risk of allergies.
  • They do not expand or contract in response to hot or cold foods or drinks like metal fillings, making tooth cracks and fractures less likely to develop.
  • They are incredibly resilient, but if they sustain damage, they are easy to repair.
  • The tooth-colored filling procedure is quick and typically takes only one appointment to complete.

What Happens During the Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure?

We will start your filling procedure by numbing the area with a local anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable and free of pain. Once your mouth is numb, Dr. Jacobson will remove the decayed or damaged portions of the tooth, clean the area, and place the tooth-colored filling material. She will then use a special curing light to harden the filling. The last step is polishing your restoration and making any needed adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and function.

Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Require Special Care?

Teeth with tooth-colored fillings require the same care as natural, healthy teeth. It’s important to brush and floss regularly and limit sugary or acidic foods and drinks to lower the risk of new tooth decay or damage. Avoid biting down on hard foods or candies, which can damage your fillings as well as your tooth enamel. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, a custom night guard can help prevent damage to your teeth and restorations.

One of the most effective ways to keep your smile healthy and free of decay is to keep up with your dental exams and cleanings every six months. Our team at Clinton Family Dental will monitor your oral health and restorations to ensure they stay in tip-top shape.

Do you suspect you have a cavity?

Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me in Clinton, WI

Having cavities filled no longer has to interfere with your smile. Our team at Clinton Family Dental will use tooth-colored fillings to restore the health, integrity, and function of your teeth with beautifully natural results. You can always count on Dr. Jacobson and her team for exceptional, gentle care.

Give us a call at 608-676-5415 or contact us online to see how we can help.
We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.