When advisable, you can opt for tooth-colored fillings, or composite resin fillings vs. regular amalgam silver fillings at Dr. Molar Family Dentistry.
A composite, tooth-colored filling contains a mixture of acrylic plastics, quartz fillers and colorants.
You can ask your dentist if a composite, tooth-colored filling is recommended if you are concerned about the cosmetic result or look of your filling.
The procedure for tooth-colored fillings takes a little longer than regular fillings because an adhesive needs to bond to your tooth and the composite is hardened into place with a special blue curing light. We will also match the color of your tooth to the composite filling color for the most natural look.
Tooth-colored fillings are generally not as strong as regular amalgam fillings and are more expensive. We will help you determine if your insurance company will cover the cost of your composite filling and if not, what amount you will have to pay.