Tooth colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a popular and natural-looking alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. At Finley River Dental in Ozark, Missouri, our experienced dentist, Dr. Justin Denney, can restore your smile with tooth colored fillings that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Composite fillings are made from a blend of plastic and glass materials that can be tinted to match the color of your teeth. They are strong, durable, and can be used to fill cavities or repair chipped or broken teeth.
The process for getting a tooth colored filling is similar to that of a traditional filling. Dr. Denney will numb the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic and remove any decay or damage from the tooth. He will then carefully apply the composite material in layers, shaping and curing it with a special light. Once the filling is complete, he will polish it to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Tooth colored fillings offer several benefits over traditional silver amalgam fillings. They are more aesthetically pleasing, blending in with your natural teeth and creating a more natural-looking smile. They are also less likely to expand or contract with temperature changes, reducing the risk of damage to your tooth.
If you have a cavity or damaged tooth, contact Finley River Dental at 417-581-3400 in Ozark, Missouri, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Justin Denney. He can determine if tooth colored fillings are right for you and help restore your smile with this safe and natural-looking dental treatment.