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Tooth-Colored Fillings– Waterford, PA

Natural-Looking Solution for Tooth Decay

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If you have a cavity, you don't have to worry about a dark filling blemishing your smile. Our office offers tooth-colored fillings to treat decay. The metal-free material is customized to match the color of your tooth. Not only does it enhance the appearance of your smile, but it also supports your overall wellness. Dr. Patel provides tooth-colored fillings in Waterford to treat cavities using a biocompatible, natural-looking solution.

Why Choose Dr. Patel for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Metal and Mercury Free
  • Long-Lasting Results

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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

White fillings in Waterford resolve the disadvantages of amalgam because they don't contain any metals. Instead, a cosmetic resin is used to treat decay using a biocompatible material. It will blend in with your tooth structure so only a trained dental professional will know it is there.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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If you need to fix decayed teeth in Waterford, you may be a candidate for tooth-colored fillings. After examining your mouth, Dr. Patel will create a personalized plan to repair your teeth.

A weak acid is applied to your enamel to open the pores to create a strong bond between your tooth and the resin. Your tooth is rinsed and dried before the resin is applied, which will have been shaded previously to match your enamel.

After it is molded into the ideal shape, Dr. Patel will use a special dental light to harden the material quickly. After smoothing and polishing your tooth, you'll have the protection of a metal-free filling, which can last for 10 years or longer with the right aftercare.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-colored fillings offer exceptional benefits when compared to traditional options, including:

  • Improved Confidence: Enjoy results that look and feel natural.
  • Better Aesthetics: Your tooth won't darken over time.
  • Durable: Strong to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing.
  • Biocompatible: Don't contain any metals or mercury.
  • Affordable: Covered under most dental insurance plans.
  • Tooth Preservation: Doesn't require wedges to be cut into your tooth for support to maintain more of its structure.
  • Quick Procedure: Less invasive than metal fillings to spend less time in the dentist’s chair.

If you have a cavity that needs to be treated, or you need a replacement filling, you can benefit from the best. Contact our office today through our website or call (814) 529-7257 to see if tooth-colored fillings are right for you.