Cynthia, Belmont, VA
Cynthia, like many adults today, had silver amalgam fillings from previous cavities. “They held up for quite some time, but they were unsightly. I worried about whether or not they were toxic. When it came time to repair them, I knew I needed a different filling material.”
After hearing a friend speak highly of Dr. Kamboh and his team, Cynthia made an appointment at Lansdowne Dental Associates. Dr. Kamboh was able to repair all her silver fillings that had cracked or chipped with tooth-colored fillings. “Dr. Kamboh was so friendly and professional. It made the whole experience so much easier,” she says.
Now, Cynthia feels her smile has never looked better. “Dr. Kamboh and his staff made me feel safe and confident with my tooth-colored fillings. It’s so nice not to have to be worried about my silver fillings anymore. Thank you for making my mouth healthier and brighter!”
Made of composite resin, a durable plastic material, the tooth-colored fillings are far less noticeable and far more attractive than traditional metal fillings.
With proper care, tooth-colored fillings can last a lifetime.
Common FAQs on Tooth Colored Fillings
Composite dental fillings typically last between five to seven years, and sometimes even up to 10 years. How long your fillings last can depend on your oral hygiene, the type of food you eat and also how much pressure is placed on the tooth with the dental filling.
Most tooth fillings cause little to no discomfort during the procedure.
The best and most popular types of fillings are composite and porcelain fillings. Both of these options offer their own benefits for patients with cavities.
Composite fillings are made of glass and acrylic resin. They are customized to closely match the teeth being filled. The composite material bonds directly to the tooth structure, which lends extra strength and support to the damaged tooth. Porcelain (ceramic) fillings are more resistant to staining. This material generally lasts more than 15 years but comes at a higher cost.