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Tooth-Colored Fillings – North Dallas, TX

The Metal-Free Way to Restore Your Smile

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In the old days, if you had a cavity, your dentist had to use metal, or amalgam, fillings to heal your smile. While these traditional fillings were long-lasting and durable, they’re no longer the standard when it comes to treating cavities. They can leave a permanent dark spot in your smile, and many patients are concerned about the trace amounts of mercury they contain. That’s why, if you have a cavity in North Dallas, tooth-colored fillings are the way to go. Contact us today if you think you have a cavity that needs a filling. It will blend right into your smile!

Why Choose Dental Attraction for Tooth-Colored Fillings?  

  • Blend Right into Your Smile
  • Can Last Up to a Decade
  • Takes Just a Single Appointment

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Illustrated tooth with a tooth colored filling in North Dallas

Tooth-colored fillings are also known as composite fillings because they are made of a composite resin, a mix of plastic and glass particles. This material’s color can be altered as needed to match the shade of your existing tooth enamel, sharply contrasting the dark gray spot that appears with metal fillings. Only you and your dental team even need to know that you had a cavity in that area!  

The Tooth-Colored Fillings Process

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Getting tooth-colored fillings in North Dallas is quite a simple process that can be completed in just one appointment. First, we will use local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing during the procedure. Then, we’ll remove the decayed or damaged portion of your tooth. Next, the cavity is thoroughly cleaned to get rid of all traces of bacteria. The composite filling material is placed in layers until the cavity has been completely filled. A special curing light is used to harden the material as we go along. Once the cavity has been fully filled, we will polish it, and voila! Your smile is seamlessly healed!

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Traditional Amalgam Fillings

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While the aesthetic benefits of tooth-colored fillings are definitely a reason to consider them, they also have plenty of other advantages over amalgam fillings. Metal fillings have been known to weaken the natural tooth structure over time as they expand and contract when exposed to hot and cold stimuli. This also creates spaces for bacteria to enter and re-infect the tooth. Composite fillings maintain their size and shape no matter the temperature.

By comparison, tooth-colored fillings in North Dallas bond directly to the tooth’s enamel, which can strengthen and support the tooth. Because of this, tooth-colored fillings are considered a more conservative treatment. They allow you to keep more of your natural tooth structure, since no enamel has to be removed to make room, unlike traditional metal fillings.