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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Leesburg

Old-fashioned metal fillings can ruin a smile, making it look dark and aged. That’s why we offer our patients the benefits of tooth-colored fillings when they come to us with cavities or other minor damage. Instead of marring your smile, these fillings blend with your natural tooth color, so no one will know you ever needed a repair.

In addition, these fillings are a healthier option for our patients. Why? Amalgam metal which is used in traditional fillings can expand and contract with temperature changes in your mouth, weakening your tooth and sometimes leading to future fractures or decay under the filling.

The process of placing a tooth-colored filling is simple. First, we use local anesthesia to numb the area. Any existing decay on the tooth is removed, and the tooth is cleaned and dried. Finally, the composite filling material is placed on the tooth and is shaped and polished to give it a natural look. Once the process is complete, the tooth can be used normally.

If you are suffering from a cavity or other damage, contact Leesburg Family Smiles to learn about all of our restoration options.

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