Tooth-Colored Fillings in Scottsdale, AZ
In the past, dark amalgam fillings were the treatment of choice for cavities and dental damage. While effective enough in restoring health, their unnatural appearance was understandably not ideal for more image-conscious patients, and today, Dr. Alex Martin is happy to offer an alternative: tooth-colored fillings. Crafted from quality composite resin, tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly with your natural enamel while providing truly revitalizing results. Contact our Scottsdale dental office today to schedule an appointment with our team!
Composite resin doesn’t contain any metal, which allows our team to find the perfect, natural shade that complements your smile. As another advantage, tooth-colored fillings are more conservative than their traditional counterparts, actually preserving your remaining healthy tooth structure and protecting it from further breakage. They also won’t expand or contract when exposed to temperature changes like amalgam, making them more comfortable in the long run. With the proper amount of at-home oral hygiene and professional maintenance, tooth-colored fillings can last up to 10 years or even longer.
After having tooth-colored fillings placed, we recommend that you exercise caution when enjoying foods and drinks that heavily stain, including coffee and tea. Additionally, some patients may experience mild sensitivity after having their fillings placed, but this should wear off quickly.