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Tooth Colored Filling

For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements.

Fillings from the past were often metal based (usually made of either gold or amalgam) which meant that they did not easily match the color of natural teeth. Traditional metal fillings also could include mercury, which has been linked to health problems in a number of studies.

We use modern tooth-colored fillings (most often comprised of special ceramic and plastic compounds known as composite resins) which match the color of your natural teeth and feel just like them too. In the past with metal fillings it was glaringly obvious when you had fillings, but with white fillings this is no longer a concern. With tooth colored fillings you no longer have to worry about people noticing your dental work because they blend so seamlessly.

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