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What are tooth-colored fillings made of?

Happy Patients in Van Nuys | Gentle Family Dentistry in Van NuysTooth-colored fillings are a mixture of tooth-colored plastic and glass particles. You may also hear them referred to as dental composites, composite fillings, or tooth-colored composites.

Natural teeth don’t have a flat white appearance, and this combination of materials gives composite fillings a natural, translucent look that closely resembles dental enamel. The composite material is easy to handle, so Dr. Bacquet can shape it to blend in with the shape of your tooth. And since we can also shade the material to match the color of your teeth, once w place your filling, even you won’t be able to detect it.

Fillings That Look Like Your Tooth

Since dental composites look so natural, we also use them to eliminate flaws like chipped enamel and to enhance and improve the appearance of your smile. This process is called dental bonding, and it’s a conservative and affordable alternative to treatments like porcelain veneers.

Tooth-colored fillings placed at our Van Nuys dental office are durable and, with proper home care and preventive exams and cleanings, can last five to seven years before we need to replace them. 

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Van Nuys 

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled or you have some smile flaws you’d like to correct, please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry to arrange an appointment.

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