Tooth-Colored Fillings Specialist

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Shine Dental

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fremont, CA

Are you worried about unsightly fillings in your teeth? At Shine Dental, Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, and the expert dental team help patients from throughout Fremont, California, have more attractive, healthy-looking smiles. They use tooth-colored fillings to correct damage and decay and provide additional strength for long-lasting, natural-looking results. For your consultation, call the friendly office or book now online.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Q & A

What are tooth-colored fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings, sometimes called white fillings, are resin-based fillings that can be custom-tinted to match the color of your teeth so they're virtually invisible. Unlike metal amalgam fillings which become darker and more obvious over time, tooth-colored fillings can help you feel more confident about the way your teeth look by making restorations undetectable by anyone but your dentist.

Are tooth-colored fillings better than metal amalgam fillings?

In addition to providing superior aesthetics, composite resin fillings are applied differently so they adhere and bond better with the tooth's surface. That strong, seamless bond means there's far less risk of decay entering around the filling, a common problem with metal fillings as they get older. It also means they're less likely to become loose over time.

How long will my filling last?

Composite tooth-colored fillings are designed to last for many years; the exact amount of time depends on where the filling is located and how well you care for your teeth.

How are tooth-colored fillings applied?

White fillings are applied in a way similar to amalgam filling: First, the decay is removed and the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared. Then the composite material is applied to the cavity and shaped. Once it cures, it will form a hard, durable surface designed to withstand the forces of chewing and biting.

Can I have a tooth-colored filling placed over a metal filling?

No, the filling material must bond directly with the tooth surface, so any existing filling will need to be removed before a tooth-colored filling can be applied.

Are tooth-colored fillings covered by insurance?

That depends on your plan. Some insurance plans cover part of the cost of a tooth-colored filling, but others do not. Your dentist can help you find financing if your insurance plan doesn't cover the cost of your filling.

Call or use the online booking feature today to schedule your consultation with Shine Dental.