Tooth-Colored Fillings - Questions

What are tooth-colored or white fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are just fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth. They are a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver fillings.

What is the procedure for placing tooth-colored or white fillings?
Like traditional fillings, tooth-colored fillings can be prepared and placed in just one visit. After the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, Dr. Naini will use a mild acidic solution to "etch" the surface of the tooth. A bonding agent is then brushed onto the tooth, followed by the placement of the tooth-colored filling. Dr. Naini will then harden the filling with a special light and polish it.

Will it hurt?
No because Dr. Naini will thoroughly numb the area and you should not feel any discomfort or pain.

Why should I choose a tooth-colored filling over a metal filling?
Besides being more natural looking and attractive, white tooth-colored fillings are more resistant to fracture and lack mercury, which is believed by some to be a toxic substance.

Who is a good candidate for a tooth-colored filling?
Anyone who has a growing cavity or wishes to fix a tooth defect may want to consider tooth-colored fillings. People that are unhappy with their current metal fillings may also want to consider replacing them with the simpler, more attractive white fillings.

To learn more about metal-free, tooth-colored fillings, please visit our tooth-colored fillings page and contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Naini has been improving the smiles of patients in for Tysons Corner, Vienna, Reston, Oakton, Herndon, Great Falls, McLean, Greenway, Potomac, Falls Church, Fairfax, Dunn Loring, Arlington, Annandale, Alexandria, and Cabin John, and Washington D.C. for over ten years.

Cosmetic dentistry –
it truly is something worth smiling about!

Alex M. Naini, DDS
Aesthetic Dental Spa
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