Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored, or white fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be “bonded” or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

Undetectable Cavity Repair

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.

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If you have a cavity, it’s important to get it taken care of as soon as you can. Otherwise, it can end up getting larger, leading to the need for more extensive treatment options, and causing you tooth pain. Let us help you take care of any cavities and keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Leesburg Dental

602 S King St
Suite 302
Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone: 703-777-2442

Hours Of Operation

Mon - 8am to 5pm

Tues - 10am to 7pm

Wed - 8am to 5pm

Thurs - 10am to 7pm

Friday 8am to 1pm