Tooth-Colored Fillings – Millis, MA
Treat Tooth Decay with White Fillings
If you have a cavity, you don't have to worry about a metal filling being the focal point of your smile. Dr. Michael H. Davies offers a biocompatible solution that will blend in with your enamel. Tooth-colored fillings look natural and are metal-free, so you won't think twice before showing your pearly whites.
Why Choose Main Street Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
- Biocompatible Solution
- Natural-Looking Results
- High-Quality Materials
What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Traditional fillings are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury. Although they are durable, they aren't aesthetically pleasing. Not to mention, they contain mercury and can cause allergic reactions in some patients. As an alternative, our office offers white fillings. They are made of a composite resin that will match the color of your enamel. While they are metal-free, they are durable and can last for many years with the correct care, like brushing and flossing.
The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling
Dr. Davies may administer a local numbing agent to block any pain before getting started. He will remove any decay or existing filling material. Once your tooth has been cleaned, a weak acid is applied to it to open the pores in your enamel. This prevents wedges from being cut into your tooth to support the filling, so you'll maintain more of its structure. Your tooth is rinsed and dried before Dr. Davies applies the resin and molds it into the ideal shape. He will use a special dental light to harden it in a matter of seconds. He will check your bite and polish your tooth to put the final touch on your healthy, beautiful smile.
The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Although metal fillings have been used for generations, many patients are making the switch to white fillings because they offer many great benefits, including:
- Look Natural: Only a trained dental professional will know your filling is there. You won't have to worry about your tooth darkening over time, like with a metal filling. You will enjoy seamless results.
- Metal-Free: Tooth-colored fillings support your general wellness because they don't contain any metals. There's no risk of mercury exposure or allergic reactions.
- Durable: Tooth-colored fillings can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. You can get the most from your investment by keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Besides brushing and flossing, visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup.
- Affordable: Most dental insurance offers coverage for white fillings to improve your smile while staying within your budget.
Whether you have a new cavity or want to swap out an old filling, you can enjoy natural-looking results. Dr. Davies will create the personalized plan you need to achieve your best smile. Request an appointment online or call (508) 376-5588.