Tooth-Colored Fillings – Alice, TX

Choose a Biocompatible Solution for Tooth Decay

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If you've ever experienced tooth decay, it was likely treated with an amalgam filling. Although metals have been used for decades to treat cavities, there's a safer solution. Tooth-colored fillings in Alice don't contain any metals, not even mercury. They are a biocompatible solution that provides natural-looking results. Whether you want to replace an old filling or have a new cavity, Dr. Roel Valadez can fix decayed teeth with white fillings.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Care of South Texas for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Biocompatible
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
  • High-Quality Materials

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Traditional fillings are made of a mixture of metals that make them affordable and durable. Although the FDA approved their use, it's normal to have concerns about the long-term risks of mercury exposure.

Tooth-colored fillings are free of metals and mercury. They are made from a composite resin that's made from plastics and other particles. The resin is shaded to the color of your tooth to blend in.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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The process of receiving white fillings differs a bit from amalgam. After removing decay, your tooth is cleaned and dried before applying a weak acid to open the pores in your enamel. This creates a strong bonding surface instead of cutting wedges into your tooth, like with amalgam.

A composite resin is placed on your tooth and molded into the desired shape before being hardened by a special dental light. Your tooth is smoothed and polished for flawless results.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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You can't put a price on the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. They are the preferred choice for many reasons, including:

  • Biocompatible: Oral and general health are closely connected. White fillings support your general wellness. They don't contain metals, so there's no risk of allergic reactions or other health concerns.
  • Look Natural: The composite resin will match the color of your tooth, so only a trained dental professional will know it is there. You won't have to worry about your tooth darkening over time, like with metal restorations.
  • Durable: Although composite fillings are metal free, they are durable. They can last for 5 to 15 years with the right maintenance, like brushing and flossing.
  • Tooth Preservation: The unique application method allows you to maintain more of your healthy tooth structure.

Don't settle for outdated methods when treating decay. A filling doesn't have to be the focal point of your smile. You can invest in a natural-looking option that supports your overall wellness. Request an appointment online or call (361) 320-5772.