In the past, the only option for repairing cavities was with shiny metal
fillings. While these amalgam fillings were effective at fixing tooth
decay, they had plenty of downsides as well. After all, no one wants to
show off a metallic smile! Fortunately,
Dr. Michael C. Courter
can provide you with tooth-colored fillings in Midland to repair teeth
that are damaged from decay and restore your smile back to health. This
way, you can have a stronger tooth that won’t take away from the
appearance of your smile.
Give us a call to
learn more about tooth-colored fillings or to schedule an appointment.
Why Should You Choose Us for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Skilled Dentist with Nearly 40 Years of Experience
Leaves You with a Beautiful Smile That’s Mercury-Free
Sedation Options Available for Patients with Dental Anxiety
What Is a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Instead of using metal to fill cavities, Dr. Courter uses a tooth-colored
composite resin that has proven to be a safer, more effective, and
aesthetically pleasing restorative option for repairing teeth that have been
damaged by decay. This substance is biocompatible, so it bonds directly to
the tooth, allowing patients to achieve long-lasting results while
preserving more of the natural tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings are
customized to be the exact color of your teeth, so they will blend in
seamlessly with the rest of your smile!
The Tooth-Colored Filling Process
In most cases, tooth-colored fillings can be placed in just one appointment.
First, Dr. Courter will numb the area with a local anesthetic if needed. He
will then remove the decayed portion of your tooth. After selecting the
perfect shade of composite resin to match your tooth, it will be molded
until it is the proper size and shape. Lastly, final adjustments will be
made, and Dr. Courter will polish the tooth in order to give it a beautiful,
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
There are numerous benefits of tooth-colored fillings. Here are some of the
many advantages of this restoration:
Preserves more of your tooth: When getting metal
fillings, more of the tooth enamel needs to be removed. Because composite
resin is biocompatible, less of your natural tooth needs to be sacrificed
in order to have the filling placed.
Long-lasting: When you properly care for your oral
health, tooth-colored fillings can last 10 years or longer before you need
to have them replaced.
Mercury-free: Metal amalgam fillings contain a small
amount of mercury, which is toxic to humans. While the amount of mercury
in metal fillings is low and not considered dangerous, many patients still
prefer an option that is free of this substance.
Aesthetically appealing: Unlike metal fillings,
tooth-colored fillings match the color of your smile, so they look more
natural. No one will even be able to tell that you have had a filling
Less temperature sensitivity: Metal fillings don’t
bond to the natural tooth enamel like composite resin. This means that
they can’t seal out bacteria and protect against sensitivity as well
as tooth-colored fillings.