In response to the ADA recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus, our office will be closed for the coming weeks. Any patients with a dental emergency will still be provided care by appointment. New and existing patients are also welcome to call or email to schedule future appointments. Thank you from the team at Lake Forest Dental Associates. 
Lakeforest Dental Associates
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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If you need a dentist for your family, you are probably seeking the information you need to help you decide if our dental office is right for you.

Here are some of the common questions we receive from our patients. If your is not listed here, just give us a call or use our contact page to get in touch.

We are always happy to help.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

tooth colored fillings | cosmetic dentistry| gaithersburg mdMany patients who come to our Gaithersburg dental office feel that composite, tooth-colored fillings are superior to silver amalgam fillings for a few reasons.

Minimal Impact on the Smile

Our dentists, Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner, exclusively offer tooth-colored fillings to benefit patients and to protect the appearance of their teeth. They meticulously match the filling color to the color of your natural tooth for results that are invisible to the naked eye. Your composite filling will blend in perfectly.

No Need for Mercury or Metal

While the American Dental Association deems the use of metal-based fillings to be completely safe, some patients are sensitive to certain types of metal or prefer to avoid any mercury products.

More Conservative Than Metal Fillings

Because composite, tooth-colored fillings bond directly to the tooth with a bonding agent, they require our dentists to remove less natural tooth structure overall. This means a less invasive treatment option for our patients.

Additionally, tooth-colored fillings also provide a solution to reshape and repair small flaws in the natural teeth, which is an affordable and fast cosmetic treatment.

If you want to learn more about tooth-colored fillings, contact our Gaithersburg dental office for an appointment.

dental filling | gaithersburg mdIf you are in any pain or just concerned about your immediate oral health, it is always a good idea to come in and let our team have a look at it. If the issue is, in fact, a dental emergency, we will gladly take care of it. If it's a non-issue or not time-sensitive, we will either make a follow-up appointment or give you peace of mind!

Same-Day Emergency Appointments in Gaithersburg

No one should have to live with oral pain longer than they have to. A rule of thumb: when in doubt, come on in or give us a call!


cosmetic dentistry | gaithersburg We offer Invisalign, tooth colored fillings, veneers, and crowns. We use a combination of these treatments to get you the esthetics and smile you want. For a fully comprehensive list visit our main service page

Treatments Offered at Lakeforest Dental Associates:

Cosmetic Consultations in Gaithersburg

Another easy way to find out which cosmetic treatment is best for your smile is to book a consultation with Dr. Daftary or Dr. Zaner. Call Lakeforest Dental Associates to get started on your new smile.


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