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Undetectable Restorations for Strong, Beautiful Teeth

When decay strikes or cracks or fractures form in a tooth, it’s essential to repair it to prevent further damage and rebuild its structure. If left untreated, you could potentially need more extensive dental work including a root canal or extraction. We can often fix decay and damage with tooth-colored fillings, which strengthen the tooth and restore its appearance and function. These composite fillings blend seamlessly into your smile and you won’t be left with a dark, noticeable restoration like you would with a silver amalgam filling. With proper care, tooth-colored fillings can last for many years. We rely on advanced dentistry at MDCS, so Tooth fillings don’t just look amazing but the procedure itself is quick, painless and stress-free.
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How are
Fillings Placed?
We start the procedure by numbing the area. Any tooth decay is removed (don’t worry, you won’t feel a thing), the space is cleaned, primed and then filled with a strong, biocompatible composite resin that’s matched to the color of the rest of your teeth. After hardening the material with a special light, we check your bite and make adjustments for a perfect, comfortable fit. We finish by shaping and polishing it so that it looks, feels and functions like your original tooth.
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The Benefits of
Composite Fillings
While cavities and damage were treated for years with silver amalgam fillings, dentistry is constantly advancing leading to new and improved materials, such as tooth-colored fillings. They have a number of advantages over traditional versions. Composite fillings:
  • Match the color and appearance of your teeth (no dark, metallic spots!)
  • Are made from safe, biocompatible materials that don’t contain metal or mercury
  • Are bonded directly to the tooth restoring most of its original strength
  • Don’t require as much tooth to be removed allowing more of the natural structure to remain intact
  • Can be combined with other materials
  • Don’t interfere with x-rays so there’s no need to worry about decay forming underneath of a filling and going undetected
  • Result in less sensitivity to hot and cold
Before & After
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Tooth-colored fillings are 90 to 95% as strong as your natural tooth.
Composite fillings contain zero mercury.
92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth.
We offer gentle, state-of-the-art restorative dentistry for all of your smile concerns.