Request Request an Appointment Forms Complete Our Forms Find Us Like Us on Facebook Reviews Leave a Google Review Call Map
Request An Appointment

Tooth-Colored Fillings – Orlando, FL

Strong, Durable Fillings That Look Fantastic

Man in a gray shirt smiling

If you need to have a cavity repaired, you shouldn't have to sacrifice the appearance of your smile. And, with tooth-colored fillings, you don't have to! Dr. Russo uses metal-free materials that are superior to traditional amalgam fillings in many ways. With this option, you'll have a smile that's not only healthier but also looks fantastic at the same time. Not to mention that no one but you and our team will know you've had dental work. If you're looking for an experienced dentist in Orlando who offers tooth-colored fillings, give us a call anytime to schedule an appointment.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Computer image of a tooth-colored filling

Tooth-colored fillings are similar to metal fillings in that they replace tooth structure that's been lost or damaged from cavities, chips, etc. While metal was the only option at one time, we can now use a composite (or blend) of resin and silica, which can be used on the front or back teeth. Whether you need to have a tooth repaired or you have a small cosmetic flaw you'd like to mask, we'll match the material to your existing smile so it looks very natural.

The Benefits Of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Up-close photo of a tooth-colored filling

In addition to the cosmetic advantages of tooth-colored fillings, they also benefit your oral health in multiple ways. First, metal fillings contract and expand rapidly in response to hot or cold temperatures, which puts pressure on the surrounding tooth structure and can lead to cracks and fractures. Tooth-colored fillings "flex" more like natural enamel to prevent this from happening. They also do a better job of insulating your tooth against changes in temperature and help prevent sensitivity.

In addition, Dr. Russo won't need to remove as much of your existing enamel to place these types of fillings, which better maintains your dental health over time. Finally, this procedure is an excellent choice for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.

What Is the Procedure Like?

Dental patient having her teeth examined

Another nice feature of these fillings is that they can be done in just one visit. To begin, Dr. Russo will numb the area and make sure you're comfortable. From there, he'll clean the area and remove any damaged or unhealthy tooth structure. After mixing the composite to make it the perfect shade, he'll use it to fill your tooth. Next, he'll spend time shaping it to make it look and feel very natural before using a special "curing" light to harden the material. Since your dental work will be fully set right away, you'll be able to eat and drink normally as soon as your numbing has worn off.

If you'd like to know more about how tooth-colored fillings can benefit your smile, give us a call today to reserve your appointment.