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Tooth-Colored Fillings – North Andover, MA

An Image-Friendly Way to Repair Cavities

 

If you’ve suffered from tooth decay and needed to get fillings to reverse the damage, you may feel self-conscious about the dark spots in your teeth. Dr. Beliveau can replace less-than-flattering metal fillings with composite resins, which restore both the health and appearance of your teeth. There are many reasons to choose composite resin over silver or amalgam fillings; contact us today to learn more about tooth-colored fillings in North Andover, MA.

Why Choose E. Charles Beliveau, DDS for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Beautiful, Durable Composite Resin
  • Dentist with Decades of Experience
  • Very Close Attention to Detail

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dentist checking patient's smile after tooth-colored filling treatment

Composite resin is already very close to the color of enamel, and we can blend and shade it so that it blends in perfectly in your mouth, to the point that nobody else will even know that they’re there. Furthermore, composite resin bonds directly with the tooth enamel, allowing it to directly support the remaining tooth structure and keep it from breaking. This also reduces the amount of natural tooth structure that needs to be removed in order to place the fillings in the first place. Unlike metal, composite resin doesn’t expand or contract due to temperature changes, so there’s less risk of it damaging the teeth. Finally, medium to small composite fillings typically have a similar lifespan to those made of metal amalgam – namely, around seven to ten years.

When you get a composite filling, please note that you might experience some temporary sensitivity. This should fade over time. Also, we recommend that you exercise caution around dark-colored foods and beverages that could discolor your composites. (Placing a sealant over the tooth in question might help.)