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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Northborough, MA

The Seamless Solution for Tooth Decay

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For many years, dentists relied on a material known as silver amalgam, a mix of mercury and other metals, to fill cavities. While amalgam is quite strong, it has some notable downsides, including the fact that its dark color can interfere with a smile’s aesthetics. Today, most dentists have abandoned amalgam altogether and use tooth-colored fillings instead. This treatment is an ideal, aesthetically pleasing way to address most cases of mild to moderate tooth decay.

Why Choose Northborough Dental Associates for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Tooth-colored fillings are composed of a biocompatible composite resin. The resin contains small bits of glass, plastic, and other materials that work well with the human body. We can shade-match it to blend in seamlessly with the color of a patient’s natural dentition.  It looks so natural that we often use it to enhance the appearance of teeth via a procedure known as cosmetic dental bonding (also called direct bonding).

How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?

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The process for placing a tooth-colored filling is relatively comfortable and quick. In fact, appointments for fillings usually take less than one hour. Here is a basic overview of how the process works:

You will be able to eat and drink immediately after your appointment. However, you may find it advantageous to avoid hot, cold, and sticky foods for a few days because these may cause some mild discomfort.

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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Some signs that you may need a tooth-colored filling include:

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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The natural appearance of tooth-colored fillings is one of their most outstanding benefits. However, they offer some additional advantages as well, including:

Would you like to learn more about our restorative services, including tooth-colored fillings? Contact Northborough Dental Associates today!

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