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Tooth-Colored Filling

At Jackson Center for Smiles we use only tooth-colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings can restore and strengthen a tooth with decay or damage. In Jackson, fillings are the most common restoration for teeth damaged by decay or injury, and advances in technology have revolutionized the materials available to restore your smile.

The “silver fillings” or amalgam mercury fillings that were used in the past, created dark and discolored areas that stood out from the rest of your smile, while also causing damage to the natural tooth. Metal fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter and cause decay, and additionally cause weakening of the tooth and possible fractures.

Dr. Watson uses only the latest technology to create a metal-free filling that is both healthy and aesthetically pleasing. Composite fillings are a safer, stronger and more enduring restoration that bonds directly to your tooth and allows more of the healthy natural tooth structure to remain. Dr. Watson can also custom-color the filling so that it blends in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

Contact our Jackson dentist office today and discover how to make tooth colored fillings a part of your beautiful smile.