Tooth-Colored Fillings

Do you need a cavity filling but don't want to mar your smile with a silver amalgam restoration? Well, you're in luck! Lake Marion Dental Care offers tooth-colored fillings so you can have a perfectly white and cavity-free smile. 

Unlike fillings of years past, modern tooth-colored fillings match the shade of your natural enamel. Now, when you smile, laugh, or speak, no one will notice an unsightly metal filling or an untreated decayed tooth. 

At Lake Marion Dental Care, we offer attractive and durable tooth-colored fillings to repair chips and restore decayed teeth. 

Composite Resin Is Strong, Reliable, and Attractive

Though the American Dental Association states that silver amalgam safe is for dental restorations, we believe composite resin is preferable for cavity fillings. Composite resin remains stable and secure to the tooth, unlike the contracting and expanding that occurs with metal fillings.

If well cared for, tooth-colored fillings generally last 10 to 12 years. Tooth-colored fillings are made of glass or quartz with resin, called composite resin. Dr. Rounds uses composite resin to fill cavities, restore dental decay, and prevent decay. Composite resin can also do the following:

  • Repair a chipped tooth
  • Restore a broken tooth 
  • Close the gap between teeth 

Composite fillings are completely safe for adults and kids alike, and they're non-toxic. 

Placing a Tooth-Colored Filling 

Dr. Rounds and our team start by speaking with you about your oral health needs and smile goals. We then numb the cavity area and clean the tooth, removing all signs of decay and bacteria. 

Your dentist matches the composite resin to the color of your natural teeth, so it fits perfectly and doesn't look like you've had dental work done. We fill the disinfected tooth with molded composite resin to close off the cavity. 

Dr. Rounds applies the filling layer by layer, curing the material with a special light to build up the tooth's structure. Not only do tooth-colored fillings remove and restore decayed teeth, but they also strengthen teeth and provide a white, seamless smile. 

Once the filling is placed and hardened, we smooth and polish the tooth to ensure a perfect fit and comfortable bite. 

Amalgam-Free Dentistry in Lakeville, MN 

Lake Marion Dental Care is an amalgam-free practice. We will replace worn-out or broken-down amalgam fillings with composite resin as needed or per patient request.

Many patients with silver amalgam fillings want them removed as they can detract from a person's smile. Also, amalgam fillings tend to expand or contract due to hot or cold temperatures, which results in damage to the filling or tooth. Tooth-colored fillings match the natural shade of a patient's teeth, so they look attractive and indistinguishable from the rest of their smile. 

Please contact our Lakeville dental office today if you'd like to replace a silver amalgam restoration or you need a cavity filling. 

Lake Marion Dental Care proudly serves patients from Lakeville, Farmington, Elko/New Market, Prior Lake, Apple Valley, Credit River, Savage, Burnsville, Rosemount, and surrounding areas.