Tooth-Colored Fillings – Mt. Pleasant, WI

A Flawless Treatment to Repair Cavities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 90% of Americans 20 years old and older have experienced at least one cavity in their life. Additionally, more than a quarter of American adults also have untreated cavities. Dental decay isn’t always obvious initially but, if left unchecked, can result in serious issues like severe toothaches and oral infections. For this reason, our team at Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry is proud to repair cavities with tooth-colored fillings in Mt. Pleasant. This treatment will allow you to effectively fix dental decay or replace amalgam fillings for healthier pearly whites. Read along or give us a call to learn more today!

a woman smiling with tooth-colored fillings in Mt. Pleasant

Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Natural-Looking, Reliable & Long-Lasting Dental Materials
  • Accepts Dental Insurance & Offers Alternative Financing
  • Professional, Caring & Dedicated Dental Team

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

an illustration of tooth-colored fillings in Mt. Pleasant

Most fillings in the past were made out of amalgam—a mixture of metals typically consisting of silver, nickel, and gold. Unfortunately, they also often contained small amounts of mercury, which is toxic to humans. Although these restorations are durable, they usually leave a visible metallic glint in your smile and may lead to dental complications in the long run.

With modern-day composite resin, our team can provide you with fillings that’ll seamlessly match the rest of your pearly whites. This dental material is metal-free and biocompatible, meaning it won’t contain any chemicals and will bond more effectively to your teeth. For this reason, they’ll be better at preventing future decay and sealing out sensitivity. Plus, your fillings can be color-matched to your smile, that way others won’t even notice you had treatment!

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

a patient receiving tooth-colored fillings in Mt. Pleasant

We can easily treat one to three cavities with tooth-colored fillings, which typically take a single appointment to complete. Firstly, our team will completely numb your mouth to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Your dentist will then remove the decayed particles from your enamel and thoroughly clean the area. After that, we’ll determine the best color of composite resin that’ll match the shade of your smile, using it to fill in the sanitized spot. Our team will harden the material with a special curing light before polishing the results and confirming your bite is proper and comfortable. Afterward, you’ll be able to leave our office with a healthy and cavity-free smile.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

a man smiling with tooth-colored fillings in Mt. Pleasant

Most dentists recommend tooth-colored fillings as the ideal solution for addressing cavities. Even if you already have amalgam or silver fillings, our team can remove and replace them with healthier and safer composite resin. Here are several benefits to enjoy from tooth-colored fillings:

  • Improved ability for sealing out tooth sensitivity
  • Virtually unnoticeable after being placed
  • Biocompatible and mercury-free
  • More efficient at preventing further decay or infection
  • Best for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities