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Keep Your Smile Healthy & Bright with Tooth Colored Fillings in Blacklick, OH

Dental fillings are the most commonly placed restorations in patients of all ages. They bolster the structure of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury, all while protecting against further bacterial invasion. While silver fillings, or amalgams, have been used for over 100 years to repair damaged teeth, today’s top dentists prefer to utilize composite resin, or tooth colored fillings.

Why Choose Tooth Colored Fillings?

Composite resin fillings are often chosen due to their aesthetic appeal. While amalgam fillings can mar your smile, leaving dark or silver spots in your mouth, composite fillings are shaded to precisely match the color of your existing tooth enamel. This promotes a seamless and natural appearance so you can continue to smile confidently following the placement of your filling.

In addition to offering cosmetic benefits, tooth colored fillings are typically more stable when exposed to extreme temperatures. Amalgam fillings, for example, can expand and contract when faced with heat and cold. Over time, this can lead to a weakening of the tooth’s structure, leaving it open to bacterial invasion and a higher chance of fracture. Composite resin fillings do not change in shape or size over time.

Preventing Tooth Decay

While today’s advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry technology do make dental fillings more effective and more attractive, preventing cavities from forming in the first place is a top priority. With routine visits to Dr. Hickman’s office and a solid home hygiene regimen, you can help keep acid-causing bacteria at bay and away from your teeth. If you have any questions about how to best prevent cavities, ask our team at your next general dentistry visit. We’re always happy to provide our patients with valuable tips and information about home dental care, and we’d love to help you, too.

Schedule Your Visit Today

If you have one or more teeth in need of a dental filling and you’re curious about your options, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hickman and his dedicated team at Havens Family Dental. Our state-of-the-art Blacklick, OH dental office warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Pataskala, New Albany, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, and nearby communities in East Columbus, OH.

1582 North Waggoner Road, Suite B, Blacklick, OH 43004 USA
Dr. Kyle Hickman Havens Family Dental provide comprehensive dental services for the whole family to restore and improve their smiles. (614) 762-2737 (614) 762-2168