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Tooth-Colored Fillings – St. Johns, FL

Enjoy a Metal-Free Solution for Tooth Decay

A dark filling doesn't have to be the focal point of your smile. Tooth-colored fillings are the go-to treatment for tooth decay. They don't contain any metals but are equally durable. You won't have to compromise aesthetics to treat a cavity because tooth-colored fillings blend in with your smile. Dr. Jonathan H. Cohen can replace old fillings or treat new decay using the most preferred solution for cavities.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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Amalgam fillings have been used for decades because they are durable, effective, and affordable. However, they are made of a mixture of metals, including mercury. It's normal to have concerns about long-term mercury exposure and potential allergic reactions from certain metals.

Tooth-colored fillings resolve the disadvantages of the traditional method. A composite resin can treat decay using a biocompatible solution. They don't contain any metals, and the process of placing a filling is less invasive than with amalgam. Wedges don't need to be cut into your tooth, so you'll maintain more of its structure.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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After removing any areas of decay, your tooth is cleaned and dried before a weak acid is placed on it to open the pores in your enamel. This ensures a strong bond between your tooth and the resin. The acid is rinsed off and your tooth is dried before the resin is placed on it. It will have been shaded previously to match the color of your enamel. Once it is molded into the ideal shape, a special dental light is used to harden it in a matter of seconds. Dr. Cohen will smooth and polish your tooth to put the final touch on your healthy, beautiful smile.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Tooth-colored fillings are the preferred choice among dentists and patients for many reasons, including:

A filling doesn't need to be a constant reminder of a previous cavity. You can enjoy a solution that looks natural while supporting the mouth and body connection. Whether you have a new cavity or you'd like to replace an old filling, Dr. Cohen can help.

Request an appointment through our website or call (904) 527-7717.