The Dental Health Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Our goal is to help you enjoy the benefits of a problem-free smile. One of the ways we do that is by listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and working with you to find solutions that make sense for you. Every time you ask a question, we get a better understanding of what matters to you and how you would like us to help you.

We hear lots of questions at our office, and here are some that our patients ask most often. If you have a question and don’t see it here, please feel free to call our office at (610) 494-0404 or send us an email using our handy online contact form.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Once the cavity has been removed from the tooth, we begin to place the tooth colored filling material. An adhesive bonding agent is placed that creates a bonded attachment between the tooth and the filling.

Sculpting for a Natural Look

The resin is then placed and sculpted to replace the missing tooth structure. A special curing light is then used to set and harden the resin material.  After the filling is placed and set, we will adjust and fine-tune the filling so that it fits within your normal bite, and then polish everything back to a smooth shine.

The Final Look

The results are very natural and seamless and blend in with the rest of the natural tooth structure. The majority of tooth-colored fillings are virtually invisible and will last for many years. 

There are two primary benefits to choosing tooth-colored composite fillings:

Cosmetic Benefits

One of the reasons we like using composite fillings for esthetic repairs is that we can closely match the shade of the filling to the color of your natural dental enamel. Dr. Seger carefully sculpts the material to match the contours of your tooth, creating a discreet repair that even you won't be able to detect.

Health Benefits

Our goal is to preserve the natural structure of your teeth for as long as possible. So unlike metal fillings that require us to remove a lot of your tooth, tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the remaining tooth structure. The advantage is that we can preserve the structure, and bonding the material directly to your tooth creates a strong, durable bond and a long-lasting repair.

Call our office today if you are interested in tooth colored fillings.

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