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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Jonesboro, AR

Treating Dental Decay with Lifelike Results

Do you have cavities or decayed teeth? Are you worried about old metal fillings being too noticeable when you smile? If so, our team at Shane Smith DDS can provide you with amazing tooth-colored fillings to help preserve your teeth. This biocompatible composite resin can effectively restore your pearly whites and even replace metal fillings, all while matching the rest of your smile. Instead of needing amalgam materials, you can opt for a more lifelike solution. Keep reading to learn more about tooth-colored fillings or reach out to us to schedule your consultation.

Why Choose Shane Smith DDS for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

a 3 D illustration of tooth colored fillings

Instead of using metal amalgam materials to fix cavities, our team can utilize composite resin that can blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Not only is this option safer and more discreet, but it’s also more efficient at protecting and maintaining healthy tooth structure. This is because the material is more malleable than amalgam, so our team won’t have to remove any portion of tooth enamel to make room for the filling. Your results should also last ten or more years with proper care before needing a replacement.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

a patient undergoing the tooth colored filling process

Firstly, our team will start your treatment process by preparing your tooth, which usually means removing any damaged or decayed particles. After we’ve extracted the harmful tissue and sanitized the area, we’ll then apply a mild acid to the surface so that the pores in the enamel can open. This will allow a much stronger bond between your tooth and the filling.

Afterward, we’ll rinse and dry the area before placing and sculpting the resin in the area. Then, we’ll use a specialized dental light to help harden the material. Our team will verify that your bite is correct and comfortable, making any necessary adjustments before thoroughly polishing the results. Once we’ve confirmed that all is well, you’ll be free to enjoy a healthier smile for many years to come.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

a woman smiling after receiving tooth colored fillings

Although metal fillings are effective at treating cavities, tooth-colored ones offer certain benefits that the other kind can’t, such as: