Tooth Colored Fillings
When old silver fillings discolor or crack, we can replace them with composite resin or white fillings. We also use advanced diagnostic technology to find new cavities at their smallest, to save as much of your natural tooth as possible.
For back teeth where extreme forces are applied, you will want to choose a dentist with the skill and experience required for success. At Spektor Dental, we believe all dentistry should be functional and look great. We use only tooth-colored fillings, never silver amalgam. (Read more about fillings in general.)
Advantages of composite resin fillings, in the hands of a skilled dentist, include:
Care Instructions for tooth-colored fillings:
You may experience hot and cold sensitivity. This should improve with time. However, tooth-colored materials can be unforgiving. If you notice discomfort upon biting after 24 hours, we may need to adjust your bite. Call the office for a quick adjustment appointment.
At first, tooth-colored fillings can feel chalky. They do smooth out with time. Your filling should feel comfortable and easy to floss. If not, please let us know.
While tooth-colored fillings are not permanent, proper care will help them last much longer:
Call the office if you have continued sensitivity or discomfort of any kind.
Call Spektor Dental for your smile evaluation today: (425) 247-3629.