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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Wethersfield, CT

Filling Cavities with Natural Solutions


At Wethersfield Dental Group, cavities are no longer treated using traditional amalgam. Although effective in sealing off a tooth, the metal causes unsightly aesthetics and can be highly toxic. Instead, we offer a healthier alternative – tooth-colored fillings . Designed to boost appearances while also improving oral health, you can entrust us to take proper care of any decayed teeth in a single appointment. Call us today to let us repair your smile once and for all.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings consist of composite resin that is biocompatible and capable of filling in decayed areas of a tooth. More malleable than traditional amalgam, the resin does not expand when exposed to extreme temperatures. Instead, it keeps the tooth fully intact, reducing the potential for additional damage over time. With this kind of unique filling, you can keep more of your natural tooth and feel confident when talking to others because of its blended appearance.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Dental patient receiving tooth-colored filling

Receiving a tooth-colored filling takes only one appointment. After cleaning your teeth and removing decayed portions of the tooth, we will use the color-matched composite resin to fill in the area. This will mold to the internal structure, creating a tight seal that prevents future reinfection.

Once the resin is in place, a curing light is used to harden it in place. A final polish will leave your tooth looking beautiful, and the best part is that no one will ever know that you had a cavity filled because it will be fully blended into your smile.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Man after tooth-colored fillings

Tooth-colored fillings offer many great benefits that are unlike those that come with traditional amalgam. When learning that you need one to repair your decayed tooth, you can expect:

  • A restorative solution that takes only one appointment to complete.
  • Dental resin that is flexible and does not expand, so your chances of developing a damaged tooth because of your filling are highly unlikely.
  • You get to keep more of your natural tooth structure since only the decayed areas of your tooth will be cleared out.
  • The resin is color-matched to your tooth enamel, so it looks just like the rest of your smile.
  • These restorations can last a decade or more with proper maintenance.
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