Wyngate Dental Of Bethesda

Tooth Colored Fillings

Wyngate Dental of Bethesda

At Wyngate Dental of Bethesda, we offer tooth-colored fillings as a solution for patients with cavities or other small areas of tooth decay. Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made of a mixture of glass or quartz filler and a resin binder that is matched to the color of your natural teeth. They provide a natural-looking and durable alternative to traditional metal fillings.

Our tooth-colored fillings are placed directly into the prepared cavity and then sculpted and polished to match the shape and contour of your tooth. They provide a strong and long-lasting solution for small to medium-sized cavities and can also be used to repair chipped or broken teeth.

We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure a comfortable and efficient filling process. Our team will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your filling to ensure long-term success.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do tooth-colored fillings last?

Tooth-colored fillings are designed to last for many years with proper care and regular dental visits. On average, they last between 5 to 10 years.

Can I eat and drink normally after getting a tooth-colored filling?

You should avoid eating or drinking anything that is too hot or too cold for the first 24 hours after getting a tooth-colored filling. Also, avoid biting on hard foods and sticky foods for at least 24 hours after the procedure. After that, you can eat and drink normally.

Are tooth-colored fillings better than metal fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings provide a more natural-looking and aesthetic solution than metal fillings. They also bond better to the tooth structure and are less likely to cause sensitivity or tooth fractures.

Are tooth-colored fillings covered by insurance?

It depends on your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of tooth-colored fillings. Our team at Wyngate Dental of Bethesda will work with you to understand your coverage and find the most cost-effective solution for you.