Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, dental cavities were filled with a mixture of metal alloys, also known as amalgam. Tooth-colored or composite fillings are a mixture of resin, glass or quartz and porcelain ceramics. These materials are very resilient and long lasting. Tooth-Colored fillings are colored to match the patient’s teeth and are practically invisible to the untrained eye. For aesthetic and/or medical purposes, these tooth-colored fillings can be used to replace old and worn dental amalgam, gold or other metal fillings.

Benefits Of Composite Fillings

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Tooth-Colored Filling vs. Metal Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings have many advantages over amalgam fillings including:

  • More Pleasing look
  • Less removal of the tooth’s structure
  • It is kinder to soft tissue
  • The filling actually bonds to the tooth giving more support

The Dental Filling Procedure

During the filling procedure, the tooth is first prepared by removing the damage or decay from the area with a laser or dental hand piece. The surface of the tooth is then cleaned and prepared for the filling. The composite resin is placed in the targeted area, where it will be finished and polished to match the appearance of the natural teeth. The Dental filling procedure is placed during a single visit to our dental office.

Tooth-Colored Filling Before And After Photos

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Can Tooth Fillings Be Combined With Other Dental Procedures?

In some cases, patients may require additional support after their filling procedure, such as the placement of an implant, crown or bridge. A root canal may be needed for severely damaged or infected teeth.

Is The Dental Filling Procedure Painful?

Fillings Brunswick, METhe procedure is performed using a numbing agent. After the procedure when the numbing agent wears off you may feel minor discomfort. Some people have sensitivity in their teeth after a filling but, this can be relieved by pain relievers such as Tylenol.

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If you are experiencing tooth pain from a decayed tooth, call our Brunswick Office Phone Number 207.729.1159 with questions or to make an appointment.

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