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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Waco, TX

Seamlessly Restore Your Smile

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Did you know that around 92% of people have experienced a cavity in their lives? That is a big number, but what is even more concerning is that nearly a fourth of those patients do not receive the treatment they need, resulting in more severe damage and discomfort. Here at Dental Station in Waco, a tooth-colored filling from our team could seamlessly restore your smile. Continue reading below to learn more about this remarkable treatment.


Why Choose Dental Station Family Dentistry for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Dentist with More than 20 Years of Experienceg
  • Beautiful, Long-Lasting Results
  • Completely Metal-Free Dental Restorations

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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The purpose of a filling is to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay. A filling prevents damage from spreading and protects the sensitive interior of a decayed tooth. In the past, a material known as silver amalgam was used to fill in cavities. While amalgam is very durable, it has its downsides, such as its dark color and the fact that it contains a significant amount of mercury.

That is why we use tooth-colored fillings. They are made out of composite resin, which is composed of ultra-fine plastic and glass particles. The resin is completely metal-free, and it can be shade-matched to blend in beautifully with the color of the surrounding dental enamel.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

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Having a filling placed is a simple procedure, and it only requires one visit to our Waco, TX practice. First, our team will numb your mouth (numbing is not always necessary, particularly if a cavity has not yet reached the deeper parts of a tooth).

Then, Dr. Winarick will remove any remaining damaged areas from the tooth, making sure to preserve as much of its structure as possible. Once this step is complete, the composite material will be placed over the affected area. It will be hardened with a special curing light, after which we will polish and adjust it so it looks and feels as good as possible. After that, you’re finished!

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

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The benefits of choosing tooth-colored fillings over traditional amalgam fillings include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings are carefully created and shaded so that their aesthetic quality is exceptional. This means that you can maintain a complete, natural-looking smile and your sense of self-confidence.
  • Because of the material’s flexibility, we can form it to your tooth more easily and avoid modifying the natural structure any more than necessary.
  • They contain no potentially toxic substances like mercury, and even patients with sensitivities or allergies to metal materials can receive them without issue.
  • Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings aren’t affected by changes in temperature, resulting in reduced sensitivity and a lower risk of damage to the surrounding dentition.
  • Tooth-colored fillings are durable enough to last for several years.