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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Gilbert, AZ

Treat Cavities with White Fillings

Did you know that 92% of adults will experience tooth decay? If you've ever had a cavity, it was probably treated with a metal filling. Amalgam has been the go-to material to treat tooth decay for decades because it is effective and durable. However, metal fillings have several disadvantages, like mercury exposure and their dark appearance. You can invest in a biocompatible solution that looks natural with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Shandy Condie can save your tooth from future damage using a method that supports your overall wellness. Your filling will blend in with your tooth, so no one will know it is there.

Why Choose Desert Springs Dental Group for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Biocompatible Solution
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Long-Lasting Results

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Digital model of a tooth-colored filling

Traditional fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury. Although they are safe, concerns about long-term mercury exposure are common. Not to mention, some patients can have poor reactions to metals. They can also cause your tooth to darken over time, and they stand out like a sore thumb. Tooth-colored fillings resolve the disadvantages of the traditional material. The composite resin is shaded to match the color of your enamel to create natural-looking results. Although it is metal-free, it is durable and can last for several years before needing to be replaced.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Tooth-colored filling on a molar

Your dentist may use numbing medication to block any discomfort while removing decay. Your tooth is rinsed and dried before a weak acid is applied to its surface. This opens the pores in your enamel to create a better bonding surface. As a result, you'll maintain more of your tooth structure because wedges aren't cut into it, which are needed with amalgam fillings.

Your tooth will be rinsed and dried again before your dentist applies the cosmetic resin, which will match the color of your tooth. The material is molded into the ideal shape before a special dental light is used to harden it in a matter of a few seconds. Your dentist will smooth your tooth and check your bite to put the final touches on your smile.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dentist and patient smiling

White fillings offer exceptional benefits when treating decayed teeth, like:

  • Biocompatible: Composite fillings are metal-free to support your overall health. There's no risk of mercury exposure or allergic reactions.
  • Looks Natural: Tooth-colored fillings are nearly impossible to detect to an untrained eye, so you can smile confidently.
  • Durable: White fillings can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced with the correct care, like brushing and flossing.
  • Affordable: Most dental insurance plans will pay for some of the expenses of tooth-colored fillings when medically necessary. We will help you maximize your coverage to lower the amount you will pay out-of-pocket.

Don't settle for an outdated method of treating decay. Choose a solution that looks natural and promotes your overall well-being. Request an appointment through our website or call our office at (480) 780-9080.

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