Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings Dentists Jackson MichiganNo one likes cavities but sometimes they happen. When they do, treatment is required from our Jackson, MI, dentists before the decay spreads.

We exclusively use tooth-colored composite resin fillings inside our office for the treatment of cavities so you can enjoy a more discreet result compared to traditional metal amalgam fillings.

How Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Different?

Composite resin fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. The resulting resin can be tailored to closely match your natural enamel so the filling itself blends in seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

This form of dental restoration is ideal for both small and medium cavities, especially those in front teeth or on tooth areas most visible when smiling or speaking. Thanks to their low-key aesthetic appearance, tooth-colored fillings have become much more widespread and popular compared to traditional metal amalgam fillings.

Key Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Unlike standard metal amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings go visually unnoticed amongst other teeth and can even strengthen a tooth that’s been affected by decay.

That’s because composite resin fillings are bonded directly to the tooth surface where the decay was removed. There, they provide much needed support and protection. This application technique also reduces the likelihood of breakage unlike amalgam fillings that can weaken the teeth they fill.

Tooth-colored fillings are beneficial for patients as they:

  • Preserve more natural tooth structure thanks to less drilling required
  • Seal adjacent parts of the tooth to prevent additional decay
  • Lead to minimal tooth sensitivity after treatment
  • Contain no mercury or metal

Treat Your Cavities Discreetly

No one but you and our dentists in Jackson, MI, has to know that you’ve had a cavity thanks to composite fillings. If you’d like to learn more or request an appointment, call The Dental Experience today at (517) 787-5367.