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Tooth-Colored Fillings Repair Cavities Seamlessly

Animation of tooth with filling

If you have a tooth that has experienced a small injury or a cavity, a dental filling could be the best solution here at Rahn Dental Group. Dr. Quinttus, Dr. Budde, and Dr. Sullivan are happy to offer tooth-colored composite resin that repairs a tooth’s health and its appearance all at once. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Dayton, OH office if you have any questions about this service, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.

What are Dental Fillings?

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Dental fillings (also simply known as dental restorations) are restorative treatments that can repair relatively minor dental problems, such as cavities, the chipping of enamel, or a crack in the tooth. Fillings are successful in both strengthening the hurt tooth and improving its overall integrity so that it can continue to serve the patient well for many more years.

When you’re in need of a filling, the procedure will typically only require a single appointment. Our team will start by carefully and precisely removing the damaged portions of the tooth and then thoroughly cleaning the tooth in order to eliminate any and all traces of infection. Then, the composite resin is filled into the space that’s left and shaped in order to flatter the tooth’s natural shape. Finally, we use a special curing light to harden the filling in place for lasting results.

What are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

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  • Composite resin comes in a variety of different lifelike shades, allowing our team to provide the closest match to your natural enamel for a virtually seamless result.
  • Composite resin is more flexible than traditional amalgam, which means we can provide smaller fillings and preserve more healthy tooth structure.
  • Tooth-colored fillings contain no metal and therefore are much less sensitive to temperature changes, making them more comfortable.