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Patrick Fields, DDS

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings over metal fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings restore teeth that have been damaged by decay without compromising the aesthetics you want for your smile. They are durable, customized to seamlessly blend with your tooth, and can potentially last for 10 to 12 years with excellent home care.

Besides complementing your smile, some of the advantages that tooth-colored fillings provide are:

  • They don't react to temperature in the way that metal fillings do, which can cause the metal to pull away from the tooth and break down.
  • They are bonded directly to your tooth, which adds strength and durability.
  • They protect your natural tooth since they don't require the removal of as much tooth structure for placement.

Tooth-colored composite resin can also be used for a procedure called dental bonding that can repair small cosmetic issues like chips and fractures, size discrepancies, and discoloration. Bonding is a quick and effective procedure for enhancing your smile without depleting your wallet.

We are proud to offer our patients the best dental materials and many options for restoring and enhancing their smiles. If you have a cavity and need a filling, or you're interested in making some aesthetic changes to your smile, call our Cabot dental office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!

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