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What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

September 29, 2021
Posted By: Lee Martin DMD
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Do you have a cavity that needs to be filled, but you don’t want unsightly silver amalgam in your mouth? At the dental office of Dr. Lee Martin, we offer tooth-colored fillings in Garden City, GA. Tooth-colored fillings are also called white composite fillings and do not contain any metal.

Though the American Dental Association (ADA) deems silver amalgam and other metal fillings safe, many of our patients prefer the discretion and reliability of tooth-colored fillings. 

Made from composite resin, tooth-colored fillings are durable, aesthetic restorations used to repair and protect decayed teeth. With custom tooth-colored fillings, we can mend your tooth and strengthen its structure so you can enjoy a functional and attractive smile. 

How Much Does a Dental Filling Cost?

The cost of dental treatments, including tooth-colored fillings, depending on the patient’s needs, location of the decay, and severity of the condition. The average price range for a tooth-colored filling will vary depending on if one or more surfaces need treatment. For three or more surfaces the cost can be significantly higher. Other types of metal or porcelain fillings can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. 

The only way to know for sure the price of your tooth-colored filling, or any other dental treatment, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Martin at our Garden City dental office. We also accept dental insurance and have other financial options to make dentistry more affordable for our patients and their families. 

How Long Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Last?

Tooth-colored fillings typically last 10 to 12 years before requiring replacement. By maintaining excellent oral health and practicing dental hygiene, your filling is likely to last longer. 

We also recommend eating healthy foods and staying away from hard, crunchy or sticky foods that can crack or damage a filling. The better you care for the filling and surrounding teeth, the longer your restoration can last without needing repairs or replacement. 

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At the dental office of Dr. Lee Martin, we create each restoration to fit your unique oral health needs, aesthetic preferences, and lifestyle. Getting a tooth-colored filling is a safe, painless, and straightforward treatment for most patients.

To learn if tooth-colored fillings are right for you, please schedule your dental consultation today with Dr. Martin.

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