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Tooth Colored Fillings

In the past, teeth that were decayed, chipped or fractured were often fixed using metal fillings. While these fillings helped restore the health and usability of teeth, their obvious appearance made them a less than ideal solution. Luckily, the same problems can be treated today by Lansdowne Dental Associates using tooth colored fillings that mimic the natural appearance of your own teeth.
“I’m so grateful to Dr. Kamboh and his staff for making my smile as beautiful as it is today. Now that all of my fillings match, I never have to hold back a smile or a laugh.

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.

Instead of noticing the glint of metal when you flash your teeth, onlookers will only notice your beautiful smile.
In addition to being a more attractive option than metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings have benefits for your dental health. Instead of placing grooves, pins or slots in your teeth, fillings are bonded directly to your teeth using a chemical process. This ensures that more of your own natural tooth structure is conserved. The fillings may also be used with dental sealants that protect your teeth and prevent future decay, and they restore nearly all the original strength of a broken, damaged or chipped tooth.

With proper care, tooth-colored fillings can last a lifetime.

Treat your filling just as you would a natural tooth: brush it twice a day, floss once a day, and make an appointment with Lansdowne Dental Associates twice a year for a routine cleaning and check-up. During your visit, we will check your tooth-colored fillings for leakage, color changes or unusual wear and address any issues immediately to reduce the need for replacement or repair.
We look forward to serving you, so for any questions on tooth colored fillings or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be glad to help you.
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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.