Tooth-Colored Fillings in Traverse City and Petoskey, MI
Protect and Restore Your Smile
If your teeth have been affected by cavities, tooth decay, or damage, you may find it difficult or even painful to speak, chew, and smile. Thankfully, tooth-colored fillings are a non-invasive, convenient way to restore your smile’s function and appearance.
At Northwood Dental, Dr. Klym is proud to offer this treatment to patients looking to fill in holes in their teeth. Read on to learn more about our mercury-free fillings and how you may benefit.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin material that’s completely mercury-free. Fillings help fill in the gap in a tooth left by cavities, damage, or decay. Dr. Klym will customize this resin to match your natural teeth for a seamless blend with your smile.
Silver (amalgam) fillings can wear down and leak over time, staining your teeth and gums. Our safe composite fillings can last up to 15 years with proper care.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
There are several benefits associated with tooth-colored fillings that make them superior to silver fillings, such as:
- Natural Appearance: Dr. Klym will customize your fillings to match the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth for a natural appearance.
- Mercury-Free: Our composite fillings don’t contain any mercury, so they won’t break down and stain your teeth and gums over time.
- Durability and Longevity: Tooth-colored fillings are strong enough to withstand your daily activities, and can even last up to 15 years with proper maintenance.
- Preserves Tooth Structure: Tooth-colored fillings require the removal of less enamel than metal-based fillings, so your natural tooth structure will be preserved.