Tooth Colored Fillings

Today, more patients ask their dentists about white fillings because they want their teeth to look natural when they laugh, talk, and smile. Tooth colored dental fillings can also be used to replace old metal looking or amalgam fillings.

The dentists at the office of Indy dental Heath offer tooth colored fillings. We offer tooth colored fillings as an alternative for creating more natural-looking smiles .

Tooth colored fillings usually requires only one visit, during which the tooth is prepared and restored. An advantage of tooth colored filings is that they require less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place. This is due to the materials’ ability to bond to teeth adhesively.

The procedure for a tooth colored filling may take a little longer than those for the amalgam or silver looking fillings. The extra time occurs because after the decay is removed, the tooth must be kept totally isolated from saliva.

A tooth colored filing will be as hard as your own enamel and safe for chewing immediately after your appointment. Some people may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures in the newly filled tooth for a few days or as long as a week. If the sensitivity continues beyond that time, please contact our office.