Colored Tooth Fillings in Millersville, MD

Tooth-Colored Fillings Will Restore Your Damaged Teeth

At Millersville Family Dentistry, we understand that your smile is important to you. That’s why we offer tooth-colored fillings as a way to restore damaged teeth. Our fillings are made from durable materials that are designed to match the color of your natural teeth. And because they’re tooth-colored, they’re less visible than traditional metal fillings.

In addition, our tooth-colored fillings are affordable and long-lasting, so you can get the care you need and enjoy a beautiful smile. In fact, with tooth-colored fillings, veneers might not be necessary. Visit us today to learn more about our colored tooth fillings and how they can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Why Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings in Millersville?
Tooth-colored filling being applied to a patient's tooth in Millersville, MD

Tooth-colored fillings are a common way to repair dental damage without having to replace the tooth entirely. In the past, metal amalgam fillings were used; however, these weren’t aesthetically pleasing. In addition, metal fillings can expand and contract with changes in temperature, which can eventually lead to cracks in the tooth.

In contrast, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which is a durable material that can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. This ensures that the filling is virtually invisible and provides a more aesthetically pleasing result. The composite resin is less likely to cause temperature sensitivity or tooth damage. If you have a cavity or other damage to your tooth, talk to your dentist about whether a tooth-colored filling is right for you.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made Of?

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material. This type of filling is also sometimes called a white filling. It’s a plastic mixture that contains glass particles. The glass gives the tooth-colored filling its color.

How Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Placed?

Tooth-colored fillings are placed using the same procedure as traditional metal fillings. First, the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. The area is then cleaned and prepared for the filling. The filling material is then placed in the cavity and shaped to fit the tooth. Once the filling is in place, it is hardened with a special light.

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

There are many benefits of composite resin fillings, including the following:

  • They’re less noticeable than metal fillings.
  • They can be used on front and back teeth.
  • They last as long as amalgam (metal) fillings.
  • Tooth-colored fillings cost less than you might think.

How Long Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Last?

Tooth-colored fillings are made of durable composite resin that can last for many years. With proper care, your tooth-colored filling should last about 10 years or perhaps longer. However, it is important to note that composite resin fillings are not as strong as metal fillings, and may need to be replaced sooner.

Why Choose Millersville Family Dentistry?

Smile with confidence! A warm, broad smile is always attractive and can make you more approachable. If you’re looking for a dental practice that can help you achieve and maintain your best smile, we would be honored to welcome you into our family of patients here at Millersville Family Dentistry.

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Our team provides a variety of services including emergency dentistry, general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, so we are sure to have something that will meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – we can’t wait to see you smile!

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