Tooth-Colored Fillings

With over 28 years of experience, Dr. Mangat delivers exceptional tooth-colored fillings with comfort, quality, and care!

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What is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

San Jose Dentist Tooth Colored Filling
A tooth-colored filling is a composite resin used to fill a cavity in a tooth. They are used as a dental restorative material to return the function and integrity of a tooth after it has lost structure due to cavities or other degradation.

What are the benefits of a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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Composite fillings provide good durability, resistance to fracture, and are able to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. Compared to gold inlays and onlays, tooth-colored fillings are not as durable but generally cost less. They are a great choice for patients who prefer their fillings look more natural. Because of better cosmetics, tooth-colored fillings are generally used more often than amalgam fillings or gold inlays and onlays.

How long does a Tooth-Colored Filling take?

It depends on how many fillings are being done, but tooth-colored fillings generally take about 30 minutes and can be done in one visit. Several fillings can be done in a little over one hour. Tooth-colored fillings usually take longer to place than metal fillings, because they require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is filled.

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