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Tooth Colored Fillings

No more unsightly metal

In the not-so-distant days of dentistry’s past, and even in many offices still today, the only way to fill a cavity and stop decay was using metal fillings. Metal fillings – usually a mix of metal alloys, silver, and mercury – tend to expand and contract with changes in temperature, making them susceptible to damage and breaking. Not to mention the ugly dark spot that serves as a glaring reminder of dental work every time you open your mouth.

Thankfully, with advances in dental techniques and materials at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry we can fill cavities and stop decay in its tracks with a tooth colored composite material that blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of tooth colored fillings are numerous, and range from functional, to cosmetic, to health.

  • Blend in seamlessly with natural teeth
  • Virtually invisible
  • Stop & prevent further decay
  • More stable than metal
  • Longer-lasting
  • No toxic mercury

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, we would love to provide you with a natural looking tooth colored filling that can restore your smile to full health and brilliance. Remember, the best way to minimize and prevent tooth decay is to:

  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet – minimize sugar and acidic foods and beverages
  • Maintain a good oral homecare routine – brush and floss every day
  • Schedule regular checkups at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry

If you have any questions about tooth colored fillings, or would like to reserve an appointment with your Bolivia dentist or Oak Island dentist – Dr. Michelakis, Dr. Wilharm, Dr. Harrington, Dr. Miller, Dr. Hohl, or Dr. Dobransky – please contact us at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry today at (910) 933-2408.