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The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

What is a tooth-colored filling?

A tooth-colored filling, also called a white or composite filling, is made of plastic, silica, and glass particles. These substances replicate a tooth's natural structure, translucence, and resistance to wear and tear. Tooth-colored fillings are biocompatible and long-lasting! 

Repair Dental Decay and Tooth Damage

Your dentist may choose to use a tooth-colored filling for minor to moderate restorations, such as cavity fillings. Practically anyone with a cavity in their tooth prefers this aesthetic option instead of unsightly metal fillings.

One of our patients' favorite aspects of white fillings is that we can place them in a single dental visit. Our dental team also uses tooth-colored fillings to repair chips, cracks, and other types of dental damage through a method called dental bonding. 

Enhanced Strength and Aesthetics 

Tooth-colored fillings are highly durable and resist fractures better than other types of fillings. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings do not expand or contract due to temperature changes, and they don't leave behind unsightly dark lines or marks on the gums. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Durham, NC 

Do you have a cavity or cracked tooth in need of repair? Please give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Adam Spriggs at The Smile Shop. 

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