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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

September 27, 2022
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Posted By: Lakeforest Dental Associates
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Do you have a cavity and need your tooth filled? Well, these days, you won't have to worry about having ugly silver metal fillings detracting from your smile. Instead, tooth-colored composite resin is our material of choice for dental fillings for several reasons.

Here's an overview of the benefits you'll enjoy when you choose tooth-colored fillings for your smile.

#1 Safety

Some people may have concerns about mercury and its effects on the body. While there's no proof of the danger of mercury in fillings, with tooth-colored fillings, you won't have that concern. Composite resin is made of acrylic resin and glass particles that our dentists can custom shade to match your teeth. 

#2 Durability

Our dentists directly bond tooth-colored fillings to your tooth, adding strength and durability.

#3 Versatility

Your family dentist in Gaithersburg can use composite resin material to repair and restore decayed teeth with cavities. But they can also use composite to repair small cosmetic flaws like:

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Tooth stains or discoloration
  • Excessively worn teeth

#4 Aesthetics

Patients love the fact that tooth-colored fillings blend flawlessly with their teeth. You no longer have to worry about ugly silver fillings marring your smile when you talk or laugh!

#5 Temperature Resistant

Unlike metal amalgam, composite resin doesn't expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth. This means tooth-colored fillings won't pull away from your tooth and allow bacteria back in like metal fillings.

#6 Straightforward

Getting a tooth-colored filling is a simple process that our dentists can complete during one appointment. Better yet, some dental insurances will cover a portion of the cost of your filling.

If you have questions about tooth-colored fillings or other dental treatments, contact your trusted "dentist near me" at Lakeforest Dental Associates at (301) 330-8787.

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