Our state-of-the-art practice uses metal/mercury-free fillings to repair teeth. The composite fillings, which are made of resin, ceramic, and porcelain, are bonded to your teeth and are much more natural looking and comfortable than their metal counterparts. We go the extra mile to ensure that your tooth filling looks natural and blends with the rest of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings also last longer than traditional fillings so you have a healthy, durable smile for years to come.

Composite fillings are not only beautiful but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting thanks to new bonding technologies. These revolutionary fillings will strengthen your teeth and are virtually undetectable!

Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of a decayed or previously filled tooth. Not only are composite fillings dramatically more aesthetically pleasing then their metal counterparts, they require less of the healthy part of the tooth to be removed. Tooth-colored fillings are particularly useful in the restoration of front teeth.

You will feel comfortable as you smile, laugh, chew and speak with composite fillings because they’re practically invisible. If you are in need of fillings or would like to replace existing metal fillings, contact our office for a consultation. Drs. Hartlieb, Mopper and Ching will determine if composite fillings can help you.

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Dental fillings can be used to:

  • Repair damage caused by tooth decay
  • Replace tooth structure that has chipped or broken away
  • Disguise the appearance of a defect on the surface of a tooth

How Does It Work

For tooth colored dental fillings, the dentist will lightly abrade the tooth’s surface and smooth off any rough edges. Next, a biocompatible resin will be applied to the tooth and sculpted into form. A special light is used to harden the composite. A tooth colored filling can usually be complete in a single visit.

Tooth Colored Fillings vs. Silver Fillings

Silver fillings that contain mercury can actually cause your teeth to crack.  Composite fillings are a safe way to fill cavities and smooth out tooth surfaces to make chewing and biting easier. Tooth-colored fillings actually strengthen the tooth, they blend in with your teeth giving you a natural look, and they require much less drilling because the dentist only needs to remove the decayed portion of the tooth.