Tooth-Colored Fillings

Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon

More patients are moving away from metal appliances and prosthetics in place for tooth-colored options. Tooth-colored fillings are essential for patients who want to get away from metal options and who are looking for a more seamless alternative that works just as well as older-style fillings.

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are ideal for patients who have signs of dental decay. The fillings fill in the holes that are created when decay is removed. Because you’re using a tooth-colored option, no one will notice that you have a filling present.

Who is a Viable Candidate?

Tooth-colored fillings are preferred over metal fillings because of their seamless application and long-lasting durability. After having an exam done, it will be determined if you are a viable candidate for the procedure. Some of the reasons to consider tooth-colored fillings include:

  • You have dental decay present
  • You want a metal-free option
  • Metal fillings continually fall out
  • You want a seamless filling option

What to Expect

The procedure to have a tooth-colored filling placed is incredibly easy, quick and effective. First, the area that is going to be worked on will be numbed for your own comfort. Next, the decay is removed and the tooth-colored filling material placed. It is then smoothed and cured with a light. The filling may be filed down to provide more comfort for you, and you will be set to go.

If you want tooth-colored fillings, contact us today!