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We Offer Same-Day Tooth-Colored Fillings

Like most people, you probably don’t like having metallic objects in your body. Until recently, dentists have addressed cavities and dental cracks with metallic fillings that look darker and may lead to numerous health concerns. But thanks to modern advances in dentistry, we understand that tooth-colored composite resin is a better alternative — stronger, more durable, and more natural, leading to results that look and feel better. Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is committed to only offering same-day tooth-colored fillings.

What are Metal-Free Fillings?

A metal-free filling is just what it sounds like – a filling made without metal. The most common type of metal-free filling is made from a composite resin material. This type of filling is strong and can be color matched to your existing teeth, making it virtually invisible. Metal-free fillings are not conductive, do not interact with magnetic fields, and don’t cause allergic reactions, making them safer alternatives than traditional dental fillings. Furthermore, since composite resin is color-matched to your teeth, it’s indistinguishable from natural teeth.

The Composite Fillings Process

During your composite filling treatment, the dentist will numb your tooth and the surrounding area with an anesthetic. Once your tooth is numb, your dentist will use a drill to remove the decay, clean the cavity, and prepare it for the filling. Finally, the composite resin will be applied in layers and hardened with a special light. Once the composite resin has been applied, your dentist will shape and polish it. The entire procedure concludes within 30 minutes.

Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings:

  • Natural-Looking Restoration: Composite resin fillings are more aesthetically pleasing than metal fillings. They are the same color as your teeth, so they blend in and are virtually invisible. Metal fillings, however, are very noticeable and can give your smile an unattractive “metal mouth” look.
  • Stronger & More Durable: Composite resin fillings are stronger and more durable than metal fillings. They bond directly to your tooth, which helps to support the tooth and prevents breakage. Metal fillings, on the other hand, can actually weaken the tooth over time.
  • Safety & Biocompatibility: Composite resin fillings are safer than metal fillings. Metal fillings contain mercury, which is linked to health problems such as neurological damage, kidney failure, and birth defects. Composite resin fillings are completely hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and safe for the body.
  • Easy Removal: Composite resin fillings are easier to remove than metal fillings. If you need to have your filling removed for any reason, the dentist can do so without damaging your tooth. With a metal filling, removal is much more difficult and can damage the tooth.

Why Choose Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center?

Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is a cosmetic, periodontal, and dental implant specialty practice specializing in cutting-edge restorative procedures. Our dentists use the latest technologies and techniques to address your dental issues, such as dental decay, infections, and cavities, ensuring safe and natural-looking results. If you have a cavity, please visit our dental clinic in San Diego to explore your metal-free filling options.

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