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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Groveport, OH

Make Cavities Disappear

Think you might have a cavity? In the past, a dentist would likely use a dark gray amalgam filling to fix it, but thankfully, we’re no longer in the past! Now, the team at Sedalia Dental can repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth using tooth-colored fillings, which not only look natural but can help a restored tooth last much longer as well.

Why Choose Sedalia Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Color-matched to every patient’s smile
  • Only takes one appointment to have one placed
  • Able to last longer than traditional fillings

What is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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Traditional fillings are made of a mixture of metals called amalgam, which has a distinctly dark gray color that makes it stand out in any smile. Tooth-colored fillings, on the other hand, are made using a composite resin material, which is a mixture of plastic and glass particles. It comes in a variety of natural shades that can be perfectly matched to any patient’s smile, helping the restoration blend seamlessly into a tooth. Plus, the resin is able to bond directly to the enamel unlike amalgam, meaning we can place smaller fillings and better preserve a tooth’s natural strength.

The Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure

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After examining your mouth and determining that yes, you have a tooth that could benefit from a filling, the procedure will start with your dentist removing any decayed/damaged portions of your tooth. They’ll then apply an etching material to it that will help the composite resin form a stronger bond to the enamel. The color-matched resin will be slowly applied to replace any of the tooth that was removed, and then your dentist will mold it to give your tooth a natural shape. After hardening the resin with a curing light and performing one final check, you’re finished! Altogether, the entire procedure only takes about an hour and is virtually painless.

Schedule an Appointment

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If you have a tooth in need of a little TLC, a tooth-colored filling could make it look like it never had an issue in the first place! To schedule an appointment at Sedalia Dental, give us a call today.