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Cleburne Dental Care | Fillings (Tooth-Colored)

Cleburne Dental Care

Fillings (Tooth-Colored)

Historically, dentists would fill and seal cavities using a silver and mercury amalgam, called a filling. Composite, or tooth colored fillings, are considered a stronger, safer and more natural-looking alternative to mercury.

Made of a thin but durable tooth-colored resin, tooth colored fillings are virtually undetectable and can be used on back teeth. Tooth colored fillings are bonded to the tooth and require the removal of less tooth structure, adding strength and allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth. Tooth colored fillings are harder and more durable than amalgam fillings, so they can be expected to last for many years.

Patients who select tooth colored fillings say the color and appearance are so natural and blend so well with the tooth color that they look 'invisible,' meaning you can chew, talk, and smile with confidence! In addition, tooth colored fillings can add strength and durability to your teeth while enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.