Tooth Colored Fillings
Tooth Fillings Bismarck, Garrison – North Dakota
What are Tooth Colored Fillings?
Metal fillings are an outdated treatment method, and we do not recommend them to our guests. Because metal fillings are not only highly visible but potentially damaging to your teeth, the team at Deeter Dental recommends tooth colored fillings to all our patients, and in many cases, we can even replace your old metal fillings within a single visit.
Why Metal-Free Fillings
Metal amalgam fillings have been used by dentists since the 1800’s to fill cavities and protect teeth from further damage. However, because metal is less chemically stable than your teeth, it often weakens and damages teeth by expanding and contracting in heat and cold, and weakening the structure of your tooth from the inside. Over time, it is likely that the continued expanding and contracting will cause your teeth to break.
Types of Tooth Colored Fillings
There are two types of tooth colored fillings: composite fillings and porcelain dental inlays and onlays. Each has different benefits from the other, and our cosmetic dentists will recommend the ideal option to address your unique oral health needs. Composite fillings can be placed in a single appointment, while porcelain inlays and onlays must be made outside of our office in a specialized dental lab, requiring two visits to complete.
If you have metal amalgam fillings and would like to have them replaced with tooth colored fillings, we invite you to try our “new guest experience,” where you will meet with a dentist and have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan as well as the cost of treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Please contact our Bismarck cosmetic dentists today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We welcome new and former patients from Bismarck and the surrounding areas of North Dakota. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.