Cosmetic Services

Tooth-colored Fillings

Why Fillings?

Fillings are used to restore a tooth damaged by decay, crack, wear, or break to its normal shape and function. Fillings are performed by removing the decay, cleaning the affected area, and then filling the cavity with a filling material. A filling will help to prevent further damage and decay to the infected tooth by closing off any cracks or spaces.

There are two kinds of fillings:

Amalgam Fillings: A mixture of metal consisting of mercury, alloy, silver, tin and copper. They’re more commonly referred to as “silver fillings” due to their appearance. They are strong and long-lasting.

Composite Fillings: Created from a mixture of glass and quartz filler. The main benefit from using composite fillings is that less of the tooth is removed during the procedure than amalgam fillings. They are also tooth-colored instead of silver. Many patients prefer them because they are undetectable in the mouth.

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To schedule an appointment for a full dental exam at our dental office, or if you have a question about this service, fill out the form on our contact page, or call us directly at 517-371-5342.

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