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Tooth-Colored Fillings – Westhampton, NY

Small Repairs for Small Cavities

patient smiling with dental instruments close to her face

At Beach Dental, we do everything we can to use the least invasive dental treatment possible, and when it comes to tooth decay, nothing preserves more enamel than tooth-colored fillings in Westhampton. If you have a small cavity, we won’t try to upsell you for a more extensive repair. Instead, we recommend getting a tooth-colored filling to get your smile back on track. If you have a tooth needing a filling, don’t hesitate to contact our team for an appointment.

Why Choose Beach Dental for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

  • Conservative Dental Treatment Approach
  • Personalized Treatment Plan for Each Patient
  • Convenient Appointment Times Available

What Is a Tooth-Colored Filling?

woman pointing to her teeth needing treatment

Years ago, fillings were made of amalgam, which is a metal alloy. These dark silvery fillings were anything but subtle! Unlike many other more realistic restorations in dentistry nowadays, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, a material consisting of dental plastic and fine porcelain particles. This substance starts as malleable putty, able to be sculpted into the desired shape and fill holes in teeth.

The Process of Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling

dental instruments lined up

When you need a filling, we will give you a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort while we remove the decayed area of your tooth. Once we’ve cleaned it, we put the putty-like resin in the tooth, forming it into a similar shape it had before. Then, we shine a curing light on the resin, hardening it instantly. If necessary, we can make minor adjustments to the filling to ensure a comfortable bite.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

close up of a patient’s mouth being examined after getting a filling

Compared to old-fashioned amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings are a much better fit for your dental needs. For instance, composite resin bonds much more seamlessly with tooth structure, which means we will remove as little of your natural tooth as possible. Also, because of its realistic appearance, your fillings will not stand out or attract unwanted attention. Composite fillings are also metal free, reducing the chances of having a negative reaction to hot or cold temperatures.