Tooth-Colored Fillings – Columbus, NJ

Treat Decayed Teeth
with White Fillings

If you have a new cavity or an old restoration, you can treat decay using a solution that will blend in with your tooth. Although amalgam fillings have been used for generations, you have another option. Columbus Dental Arts offers tooth-colored fillings to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Metal-free fillings support the mouth and body connection to invest in your overall wellness. We will help you achieve your best smile using the most preferred solution for tooth decay.

Tooth-colored filling on a molar

Why Choose Columbus Dental Arts for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Biocompatible Solution
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Durable Materials

What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Model of a white filling repairing a decayed tooth

Traditional fillings are made of mercury and a mixture of metals. Although the American Dental Association supports their use, concerns about long-term mercury exposure have led many people to look for an alternative. Besides potential health risks, an amalgam restoration sticks out like a sore thumb.

Tooth-colored fillings resolve the disadvantages of metals. A composite resin is used to treat tooth decay with no metals, not even mercury. A filling will blend in with your enamel to look like part of your tooth. You’ll benefit from a long-lasting solution.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

Dental light hardening a white filling

After removing any decay, your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before applying a weak acid to its surface. This opens the pores in your enamel to create a strong bonding surface. The solution also makes the procedure less invasive and allows you to keep more healthy tooth structure because wedges aren’t needed to support the filling.

Your dentist will rinse and dry your tooth before placing the cosmetic resin, which will be shaded to match your tooth. Once sculpted into the ideal shape, a special dental light will harden your filling in a matter of seconds. Your dentist will put the final touch on your new smile by smoothing and polishing your tooth.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Happy man with a healthy, attractive smile

Tooth-colored fillings offer exceptional benefits not possible using other materials, including:

  • Looks Natural: Only a trained dental professional will know your filling is there, so you can smile confidently.
  • Biocompatible: Composite fillings are metal-free, so there’s no risk of allergic reactions or mercury exposure.
  • Durable: Tooth-colored fillings can last for 10 years or longer with the correct care, like brushing and flossing.
  • Affordable: Many dental insurance plans can be used to cover some of the expenses for metal-free fillings.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best when treating cavities. Invest in a durable, aesthetically pleasing solution. Request an appointment online or call (609) 998-8838 to see if a tooth-colored filling is right for you.