Why our patients love tooth-colored dental fillings

At Grandview Center for Dentistry in Edina, Minnesota, patients have the opportunity to restore their smiles in various dental situations. Cavities, or tooth decay, can create holes in the natural tooth enamel that can become large and significant. They should be treated with tooth-colored fillings to seal the tooth and keep the problem from damaging the tooth structure.

What are tooth-colored dental fillings?

Composite resin fillings or tooth-colored dental fillings are a type of restorative dental treatment used to repair minor tooth damage. These fillings are created from a combination of plastic and glass materials that mimic the natural color of teeth. The material is sometimes referred to as dental bonding, as it can be used for more than just fillings.

What can dental bonding achieve?

Dental bonding can be used to repair chips, cracks, cavities, and other defects in the enamel. Tooth-colored fillings provide excellent durability and aesthetics compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings. Additionally, they bond more securely to the tooth structure, requiring less removal of healthy surrounding enamel than their metallic counterparts. With proper care, these durable restorations can last for many years. However, regular visits to your dentist are still recommended to monitor any potential wear or changes that might require repair.

Am I a good candidate for composite dental fillings?

These fillings are BPA-free, meaning they are much safer to use in the smile than alternative options such as silver amalgam. We also find that all patients are good candidates for cavity fillings using this special composite resin. We can also replace old silver amalgam fillings with our dental bonding material instead.

How do I learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings and dental bonding?

Dr. Bridget Lervick is pleased to offer restorative dentistry options for her patients. If you are located in or around the community of Edina, MN, or the cities of Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Richfield, or Bloomington, MN, you can call her office to discuss the various ways to address cavities and imperfections of the smile. The office is at 5201 Eden Avenue, Suite #120, and can be reached by calling at (952) 955-4505