Older patients are surely familiar with the dark, amalgam fillings that were once commonplace – you may even have a few in your smile. At the office of Dr. Marc Dandois, our team is happy to replace them with tooth-colored fillings as a healthy and attractive alternative.
Crafted from high-quality composite resin, this restorative option offers many valuable benefits over its predecessor. The shade of your new filling can be precisely matched to your natural enamel, creating a virtually seamless appearance. The treatment is also more conservative overall, preserving remaining tooth structure and strengthening it as well. Additionally, the lack of metals results in a more comfortable tooth that isn’t as susceptible to changes in temperature. With proper care and maintenance, your new filling should last for eight to ten years or even longer.
We do ask that patients exercise caution when enjoying heavily staining foods after having tooth-colored fillings placed, such as tea or coffee. These substances can cause the composite resin material to gradually discolor over time. Please contact us if you have any further questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment at our practice! We look forward to helping your smile become healthier and happier than ever before.