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Tooth Colored Fillings

tooth colored fillings

Serving St. Joseph, Niles, South Bend, Kalamazoo and all of Southwest Michigan

Do you have a small cavity that needs to be repaired? A tooth colored filling from Modern Dentistry Associates is a great way to protect that tooth from further damage. These biocompatible fillings are safe and easy to place, and they match well with your natural tooth color.

Our tooth colored fillings, also called composite fillings, can also be used for patients who would like to get rid of old metal fillings and replace them with a more natural-looking option. We use advanced composite and porcelain dental materials to create tooth colored fillings that look great and last many years.

The Role of a Filling

Fillings are the most frequently used dental treatment at our center. They offer a strong defense against the spread of decay, and are very effective for providing protection for teeth that have been problematic.

St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson is often able to prevent additional tooth damage from cavities by catching decay during regular checkups and treating areas of decay with tooth colored fillings to prevent tooth destruction. A porcelain inlay or onlay, a stronger type of filling that offers more tooth coverage, may be recommended if a regular filling is not sufficient.

Placing Your Filling

Dr. Erickson can place your filling in one short office visit. First, your teeth and gums in the treatment region will be numbed to eliminate any discomfort you may experience. Next, he will drill out the decayed area of your tooth and replace it with a tooth-colored filling.

Your lips and gums may be numb for several hours after your procedure has been completed. Be careful when chewing during this time to prevent injuring your mouth.

Why Choose Dr. Erickson?

If you need one or more composite fillings, Modern Dentistry Associates can provide you with an exceptional quality restoration that will last for many years. We perform every procedure with extremely high standards of care. There is no such thing as a “routine treatment.” Every filling we place is performed with true personalization and attention to detail. Dr. Erickson utilizes his extensive training to ensure perfect results are returned with every tooth colored filling treatment.

Please contact our St. Joseph cosmetic dentist today to schedule your tooth colored filling appointment at Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.

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