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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Many of our patients have questions about their oral health as well as the dental procedures we offer. We want to ensure you have a good understanding of our office and the services we provide. Please take a moment to look through some of the questions we hear most frequently; perhaps your questions is already answered here!

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

For most people, the difference between the two comes down to two things: esthetics and safety.

Metal fillings, also known as “amalgam” fillings, have been around for a long time. A while back, some people began to question their safety, although the American Dental Association stands behind their continued use

Regardless of that, more and more patients today are requesting "white," or tooth-colored, composite fillings. We are happy to offer these at our practice.

White fillings look better because they match the tooth structure, unlike the gray amalgam fillings that are quite visible. With tooth-colored fillings, no one will even be able to tell you have a filling because they blend in so well with the tooth structure. They are particularly useful for filling cavities in teeth that are toward the front of the mouth because they will not be visible.

We also like them because of the way they bond to the tooth structure. The result is a tooth that is strong, despite having had decay.

You can expect your composite, white fillings to last a good long time. Regular check-ups will ensure that they remain strong and intact.

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