Will people notice that I've had a tooth filled?
There was a time when our options for filling teeth were limited by the materials available. Decades ago, we had only a flat white material or silver amalgam fillings to choose from. Both had esthetic drawbacks because they did not blend naturally with surrounding teeth.
Today we have access to state-of-the-art materials and techniques and can offer you the beauty and durability of tooth-colored fillings. These fillings are a mixture of glass and resin particles that mimic the luster and translucence of natural dental enamel. Dr. Hunt will customize the shade of the material to match existing teeth for a seamless repair that even you won't be able to see!
Another benefit of choosing this type of filling is that the process used helps us preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Amalgam fillings require us to create a large space in the tooth, but with composites, we only need to remove the decayed portion. The material is then bonded securely to the tooth and set with a curing light.
At Meadow Creek Family Dentistry, we have lots of options for both restoring your health and improving the appearance of your smile. If you would like to learn how we can help, please call our Inman, SC dental office to arrange a consultation.