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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Buzzards Bay, MA

The Seamless Way to Treat Tooth Decay

For many years, a mix of metals called silver amalgam was the primary material that dentists used to address tooth decay. While the amalgam was very sturdy, it did come with some significant downsides. For example, it is quite dark and clashes with the color of the tooth enamel around it. Today, most dental offices have abandoned the use of amalgam and use tooth-colored fillings instead. This aesthetically pleasing treatment presents an effective way to stop cavities that will not interfere with your smile’s aesthetics.

Why Choose Canal Side Family Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Close-up of beautiful smile with tooth-colored fillings in Buzzards Bay

Tooth-colored fillings are composed of a flexible composite resin. The resin contains tiny particles of glass, plastic, and other biocompatible materials. It is easy for your dentist to shade-match the resin to blend in with the color of the dentition that surrounds it. It is so natural-looking that it is the same material that we use for cosmetic dental bonding.

How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?

Man admiring his smile after receiving tooth-colored fillings

The tooth-colored filling process usually takes less than one hour. Here is a general overview of how it works:

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Dentist and patient discussing need for tooth-colored fillings

Here are some indications that you may benefit from a tooth-colored filling:

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Smiling young woman enjoying benefits of tooth-colored fillings

The most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings is their beauty. However, they offer a number of additional advantages, including:

Do you believe that you could benefit from a tooth-colored filling, or would you like to learn more about this restorative service? The team at Canal Side Family Dental is ready to help you. Contact us today.

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