Tooth-Colored Fillings Overview

tooth-colored fillings

In the old days, you did not have a choice when it came to fillings. If you did not want decay to spread and lead to the need for a root canal or an extraction, you were stuck with amalgam fillings made of a combination of silver and mercury. These unsightly fillings made it obvious that you had had dental work done and thanks to their mercury content, they could actually be harmful to your health. Today, however, you have a much better option when you choose tooth-colored fillings at KC Smile in Overland Park, KS.

Tooth-colored fillings are exactly what they sound like. They are fillings made of a composite resin that is matched to the color of your teeth. Not only are composite dental fillings more attractive than amalgam fillings, but they also require less drilling than amalgam fillings and they tend to last longer.

If you have a cavity in one of your front teeth, you may be dreading getting it filled because you do not want to look at a silver filling every time you smile. This is one of the most significant benefits of tooth-colored fillings. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, so no one will be able to tell that you’ve had a cavity at all. You will be able to flash a huge grin or throw your head back and laugh with no fear of people seeing all of your fillings.

When you visit us at KC Smile for tooth-colored dental fillings, Dr. Headley will give you a local anesthetic to ensure that you feel nothing when he drills and cleans away the decay from your affected tooth (or teeth). He will then apply the composite filling, and you can go back to eating and drinking all of your favorite foods and beverages. Caring for these fillings is as simple as brushing, flossing, rinsing and seeing us in Overland Park for regular cleanings and exams. If you take care of your smile, your fillings should last for years.

For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other services, please feel free to call us at KC Smile in Overland Park, KS at 913-491-6874, or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Ross S. Headley, DDS

Using the most advanced materials and techniques, Dr. Ross S. Headley will transform your smile. As Kansas’ only accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Headley understands how unhealthy or unattractive teeth can negatively impact a patient’s life. He witnesses daily how beautiful healthy teeth change lives. Take a moment and explore the options available for you.

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