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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Burlington, MA

Choose a Biocompatible Solution for Decay

various stages of tooth decay

If you have a cavity that needs treatment, or an old filling that's failing, you can benefit from a solution that will blend in with your smile. As an alternative to amalgam fillings, you can benefit from a composite resin. Tooth-colored fillings match the color of your enamel to look like part of your tooth. We offer modern dentistry in Burlington, including white fillings to fix decayed teeth. We can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile using a metal-free method.

Why Choose Derek Song, DMD for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • High-Quality Materials
  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Natural-Looking Results

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

tooth colored filling on molar

Traditional fillings are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury. Although they are effective, concerns about long-term mercury exposure are common. Not to mention, some patients can't experience allergic reactions from certain metals. They can also cause your tooth to darken over time.

Tooth colored fillings don't contain any metals, so there's no risk of mercury exposure. There's also no worry about allergic reactions. The composite material will look like part of your tooth while supporting your overall wellness.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

molar showing a tooth-colored filling

Your dentist will remove your old filling or any areas of new decay. After your tooth is rinsed and dried, they will apply a weak acid to its surface. This prevents needing wedges cut into your tooth to support the restoration, allowing you to maintain more of its healthy structure. The acid will open the pores in your enamel to create a strong bonding surface.

Your tooth is rinsed and dried before your dentist applies the resin. They will sculpt the material into the ideal shape before using a special dental light to harden it. Finally, your dentist will check your bite and smooth your tooth.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-colored fillings are a popular choice because of their restorative and cosmetic benefits. Here or just a few things you'll enjoy by the investing in metal-free fillings:

  • Look Natural: The resin material looks like part of your enamel, so only a trained dental professional will know it is there. You can smile confidently with no worry of a dark filling blemishing near pearly whites.
  • Biocompatible: The composite resin does not contain any metals, providing a biocompatible solution that supports your oral health and overall wellness.
  • Durable: Although they don't contain any metals, your filling will be durable. They can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced with the correct care, like brushing and flossing.
  • Affordable: White fillings are often included in dental insurance benefits. We will help you maximize your coverage to lower the amount you will pay out-of-pocket.

If you have a cavity, don't settle for less than the best. Benefit from a solution that will improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Request an appointment through our website or call our office at (781) 272-5890.