Tooth-Colored Fillings – Framingham, MA

Discover the Difference with White Fillings

Whether you have a cavity that needs treatment or an old filling that requires replacing, you can benefit from a solution that will blend in with your tooth. White fillings match the color of your enamel, so no one will know it is there. They don't contain any metals to support your general wellness, but don't worry, tooth-colored fillings are equally as durable as amalgam. You'll benefit from long-lasting results using the preferred treatment for tooth decay.

Why Choose Framingham Dental Group for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Durable, High-Quality Materials
  • Biocompatible Resin

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Model of tooth-colored filling on molar

Traditional amalgam fillings are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury. Although they are effective and durable, they can cause allergic reactions in some patients and there are concerns about long-term mercury exposure. Not to mention, they stick out like a sore thumb.

Tooth-colored fillings resolve the disadvantages of amalgam. A composite resin is used to treat decay. It matches the color of your enamel to look like part of the tooth structure. The metal-free material supports your oral health and overall wellness.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Dental light hardening dental filling

Your dentist may use a numbing medication to keep you comfortable as they remove decay from your tooth. After rinsing and drying your tooth, a weak acid is applied to your enamel to open its pores. This creates a better bonding surface and allows you to maintain more of your tooth structure. Wedges don't have to be cut into your tooth to support the filling, like when using amalgam.

Your tooth is again rinsed and dried before your dentist places the resin on it, which has been previously shaded to your enamel color. It will be molded into the ideal shape and a special dental light will be used to harden it in a matter of seconds. Your dentist will smooth the area and check your bite before you leave.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Woman at dentist looking in mirror

Tooth-colored fillings are preferred by patients and dentists because they offer exceptional benefits not possible using metal, including:

  • Look Natural: Only a trained dental professional will know you've had treatment. Your filling will look like part of your tooth, so you don't have to worry about an old cavity being the focal point of your smile. Your tooth will not darken over time, which can occur with metal fillings.
  • Biocompatible: Composite fillings don't contain any metals, so there's no risk of mercury exposure or allergic reactions. The biocompatible material will support your overall health.
  • Durable: Tooth-colored fillings can last for 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. You can get the most out of your filling with good oral hygiene and regular dental care.
  • Affordable: Composite fillings can be covered by your dental insurance after meeting your annual deductible. We will work on your behalf with your insurance to maximize your benefits.

Don't let a dark filling be a constant reminder of a cavity. Invest in a solution that will improve both the health and appearance of your smile. Request an appointment through our website or call our office at (508) 906-5662 to see if tooth-colored fillings are right for you.