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Tooth-Colored Fillings – South Portland, ME

Discreetly Restore the Look and Function of Your Teeth

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According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay continues to be the most prevalent chronic disease in children and adults alike. If left untreated, the damage can spread, wreaking havoc on your oral and overall health. Fortunately, our team can intervene in the early stages with tooth-colored fillings. By using a biocompatible resin that matches the shade of your existing enamel, we can discreetly restore the look and function of your teeth! Keep reading to learn more, or get in touch with our team to schedule your appointment.

Why Choose Mind Your Mouth For Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • A Dentist Who Cares About Your Oral and Overall Health
  • Precise Digital Impression System
  • Early Morning and Evening Appointments Available

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Traditionally, fillings were comprised of a mixture of metals. Although effective, the high mercury content and dark-colored spots they left behind left much to be desired. Fortunately, patients today can opt for tooth-colored alternatives, which are equally as effective but don’t draw attention to your treatment. Plus, they preserve more of your natural tooth’s structure and avoid the unpleasant side effects of metal fillings, like dental sensitivity.

How Do Tooth-Colored Fillings Work?

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Tooth-colored fillings are designed to restore the look and function of a damaged tooth, preventing further damage to your oral health in the process. To accomplish this, the first step is to remove the decayed portion of your tooth. From there, a meticulously matched composite resin is placed over the area and sculpted to restore the tooth’s shape. Next, we will make any final adjustments, ensure your bite feels comfortable, and clean the area. It’s that simple!

Do I Need a Tooth-Colored Filling?

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If you are struggling with oral pain when you bite down or have begun to notice some unusual discoloration, then you may have a cavity and need a tooth-colored filling. The best way to find out is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parét. Even if your bi-yearly appointment is a few months away, coming in when you first notice these symptoms could mean the difference between a simple filling or a dental crown.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings continue to be one of the most popular restorative dentistry treatments available today, and it’s not hard to see why! This tooth-saving treatment comes with a number of benefits, including:

  • Seamless restoration of the look and function of your teeth.
  • Mercury-free treatment.
  • Longevity (can last 10+ years with proper care).
  • Less invasive approach.
  • Durability, ensuring you can eat all your favorite foods.
  • Quick and easy procedure.
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