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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Manchester, CT

Discreetly Treat Dental Decay

For many years, dentists primarily used silver amalgam, a mix of metals, to treat cavities. While this method is both durable and effective, it comes with some significant drawbacks — including the fact that the amalgam clashes with the natural color of teeth. That is why the team at First Line Dental favors tooth-colored composite resin fillings instead. This treatment can address dental decay without having a significant impact on your smile’s aesthetics.

Why Choose First Line Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Tooth-colored fillings are made out of a composite resin, which contains small particles of glass and plastic. It is the same material used for cosmetic dental bonding, and it can be shade-matched to complement the surrounding dentition.

How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?

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The process for placing a tooth-colored filling is both quick and minimally invasive. First, our team will make sure you are comfortable. In many cases, this means that we use local anesthesia to numb the tooth that will receive the filling. In other cases, such as if a cavity has not penetrated all the way through the animal, anesthesia is not necessary. Then, your dentist prepares the tooth by removing the decayed tissue, after which the composite resin gets placed into the cavity.

Once the resin is in place, a special curing light hardens it in a matter of seconds. Finally, your dentist shapes the filling so that it will not interfere with your natural bite. You will be able to eat and drink immediately after your procedure. However, keep in mind that your tooth might be a bit sore or sensitive for a few days.

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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Here are some indications that mean you might benefit from a tooth-colored filling:

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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The most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings is the fact that they blend in well with the natural appearance of teeth. However, they offer many additional advantages, including:

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