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Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings


Our professional dentists can offer you tooth-colored dental fillings to restore your teeth to full beauty and function when cavities or small cracks hurt your smile. Composite, or tooth-colored fillings, provide you with a long-lasting and attractive smile improvement by blending in with your natural teeth. Call us right away to book your consultation with Dr. Emily Lubar (Schuster) and find out more about tooth-colored dental fillings.

What You Need to Know about Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Tooth-colored dental fillings, also referred to as composite fillings, have become increasingly popular in recent times due to their attractive appearance and functional advantages. A dental filling is a restorative procedure used to address minor to moderate tooth damage. This treatment is typically recommended when your tooth is affected by tooth decay, such as having a cavity, or has sustained minor fractures or chips. The primary objective of a dental filling is to restore the tooth’s original form and function, thereby improving your overall oral health and smile. You have two main options for dental fillings: amalgam fillings and composite fillings. 

The process of placing a filling is typically accomplished in a single, comfortable visit to our office. Initially, our dentist will delicately remove the decayed or damaged portion of your tooth and thoroughly cleanse the area to ensure the complete removal of any remaining decay. Subsequently, the tooth is filled with the selected filling material and expertly shaped to mimic the natural contour of your tooth. Finally, the filling is solidified, guaranteeing a robust and long-lasting restoration.

You can complete the filling procedure with just one comfortable visit to our office. Initially, our dentist will clean your tooth meticulously to remove any signs of decay. Then, they’ll remove the decayed and damaged portion. After shaping the filling to match your tooth’s contours, we’ll fill the tooth with the material. Finally, the filling is hardened to ensure a durable repair.

If your tooth is decaying or damaged, a dental filling can be an excellent choice to restore your oral health and function. To learn more about dental fillings and schedule your upcoming appointment with our team, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or visit our office today. We’re excited to care for your smile!

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Dental fillings have come a long way in recent years, with one of the most notable advancements being the introduction of tooth-colored dental fillings, also known as composite fillings. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings that are silver in color, composite fillings are designed to match the natural shade of your teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about these innovative dental restorations:

 Tooth-colored fillings are made from a blend of resin and finely ground glass particles, which can be precisely color-matched to your natural teeth. This means they blend seamlessly with your smile, making them virtually invisible to the naked eye. This aesthetic advantage is particularly significant for filling cavities in visible front teeth.

 In addition to their cosmetic benefits, composite fillings offer a more natural feel when chewing and speaking. Unlike metal fillings, which can conduct heat and cold, causing discomfort, composite fillings are insulating and provide a more comfortable experience.


In summary, tooth-colored dental fillings offer numerous advantages beyond their aesthetic appeal. They provide a natural look and feel, preserve tooth structure, and are a versatile and safe option for most dental restorations. If you’re in need of a filling or considering replacing your existing metal fillings, consult with your dentist to explore the benefits of tooth-colored fillings for your specific situation.

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