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Tooth Color Composite Fillings

At Chesney Dentistry we are an “Amalgam-Free” practice.  Although there may not be a scientific consensus on the direct health effect of amalgam used in dentistry, we believe the environmental impact alone is significant enough and we choose to provide only composite fillings to our patients. It is not uncommon for patients to request the removal of their old amalgam fillings due to their dark silver appearance, as well as potential health concerns. Tooth colored, or composite fillings can provide an excellent cosmetic improvement.

Procedure

A composite filling is completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed and/or discolored portion of the tooth. A bonding agent is then applied to the tooth. This will allow the composite resin to adhere to into the prepared tooth. The resin is then carved and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration. It is actually possible to provide numerous composite fillings in one visit, if needed.

Indications For Composite Fillings

Composite fillings may be recommended due to cracked or chipped teeth, decayed teeth, discolored teeth, spaces between teeth, or teeth that are sensitive around the gums. If you are a new patient and in need of dental fillings, we can frequently provide this service during your very first visit to Chesney Dentistry.