Metal Free Fillings, Tooth-Colored Fillings

In the past, teeth were most commonly repaired with silver or gold fillings. Today, thanks to advances in dental materials and techniques, teeth can be restored with the use of white, or tooth-colored fillings that give teeth a more pleasing and natural appearance.

In addition to being more attractive, tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages over traditional metal fillings. These advantages include:

  • Teeth restored with white, tooth-colored fillings are much less sensitive to hot and cold than teeth restored with silver fillings.
  • White or tooth-colored fillings do not contain mercury, which is considered by some to be a potentially toxic substance
  • White or tooth-colored fillings require less removal of the tooth structure.
  • Because these type of fillings bond to the tooth, white or tooth-colored fillings can restore most of the original strength of the tooth making them more resistant to fracture, while silver weakens teeth and makes them more susceptible to breaking.
  • White or tooth-colored fillings restore the natural appearance of teeth and are more attractive and aesthetically pleasing.

If you have a growing cavity or wish to fix a tooth defect, tooth-colored fillings may be right for you. You can also choose to replace your old metal fillings with the simpler, more attractive tooth-colored fillings.

"I really am delighted with Dr. Naini's cosmetic and medical dentistry. Both my husband and I believe she is an outstanding medical dentist who has addressed and repaired numerous problem areas in my mouth. She is also a true artist and sculptor who has provided me with a beautiful and natural smile. Friends keep saying "you look wonderful" and my husband Steve says "we should have met Dr. Naini 15 years ago!"

–Monica E. McKnight, Diplomate

Dr. Naini is committed to providing you with the most sophisticated dental technology available to ensure your dental health and that you obtain the smile of your dreams. To learn more about tooth-colored fillings visit our commonly asked questions page or contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Naini has been improving the smiles of patients in for Tyson's 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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