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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Tyler, TX

Virtually Invisible Cavity Repair

For generations, the only option to repair teeth that had been damaged by decay was to get a filling made of amalgam, or a mixture of various metals. Not only did this shine a spotlight on your dental work, but it caused numerous oral health issues down the road. As a restorative dentist in Tyler, Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury takes great pride in his ability to treat cavities with tooth-colored fillings instead. We can restore the size, strength, and structure of decayed teeth with a safer and more aesthetically pleasing option. To learn more about how tooth-colored fillings can help you grin confidently while also healing your smile, contact Stansbury Dental today!

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Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?  

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Up until the late 20th century, amalgam fillings were the standard for repairing decayed teeth. They were made of a compound that contained metals such as copper, tin, silver, and even trace amounts of mercury. As a result, they immediately stood out in your smile.

Due to recent advancements in dental technology, most dentists are shifting toward a safer and more discrete alternative that uses a material called composite resin. This biocompatible, putty-like substance is made of fine particles of glass and plastic. Because it forms a chemical bond with your tooth enamel, it offers countless advantages over amalgam fillings.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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The most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings is right there in the name: they’re designed to blend in with the rest of your smile for virtually invisible cavity repair. In addition to delivering more attractive results, tooth-colored fillings also:

The Process of Getting Tooth-Colored Fillings

woman getting her tooth-colored filling hardened with an ultraviolet light

The tooth-colored fillings procedure is usually a quick and painless one. Dr. Stansbury can often finish the treatment in an hour or less. Plus, in most cases, you will be given a local anesthetic beforehand to numb your mouth and maximize your comfort.

After removing the decayed enamel and sanitizing the tooth, our team will use a shade guide to determine the shade of composite resin that perfectly matches your smile. We’ll fill the cavity with the resin and then shine a special ultraviolet light onto it, hardening the filling into place in just a few seconds. We’ll ensure your bite is even and make any last-minute adjustments before giving your tooth one final polish. Then, you’re free to enjoy your beautiful, newly restored smile!

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