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Tooth Colored Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture. They can be used on either front or back teeth.

Although traditional metal fillings are excellent restorations, we place only modern white fillings, simply for cosmetic reasons.  Although it generally takes a little longer to place a composite filling than a metal filling, the result is far more aesthetic and the result is a long-lasting restoration that looks great in your mouth.   In addition, white fillings bond chemically to your teeth and thus do not require the placement of slots, grooves, or pins in healthy tooth structure to mechanically retain them.

3d render resin filling cosmetic dentistry

In placing a white filling, the tooth is first etched to remove any particulate debris, then a bonding agent is applied, and then the composite resin is added to your tooth in layers and shaped into its ideal esthetic and functional form.  A high-intensity light is applied briefly to each layer of resin, which causes it to harden through a photochemical reaction.