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Durable Tooth-Colored Fillings for Canton Residents

Tooth Decay Treatment

Because tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems, dentists frequently help patients with a service known as the dental filling. In the past, dentists used metal fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, to help patients eliminate decay. Today, though, the dental filling of choice is a tooth-colored filling.

Made from a durable material known as composite resin, tooth-colored fillings have a number of benefits over metal fillings. The most obvious benefit is in the name: Tooth-colored fillings can be shaded to blend in with your smile, giving you discreet results, while metal fillings have a dark, unattractive color that can make you nervous about smiling openly.

Aside from their ability to blend in, tooth-colored fillings are durable. While metal fillings will expand and contract with changes in temperature, tooth-colored fillings won’t. They also won’t change shape with repeated chewing and grinding. What’s more, tooth-colored fillings are a more conservative option.  Because they support the tooth’s natural structure in a way that metal fillings don’t, less of your tooth has to be removed during your procedure.

In short, your tooth-colored filling will let you reclaim your good oral health while preserving your confidence and your smile’s strength and structure.

Are you interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings? Call Canton Family Smile to reserve your appointment. During your visit Dr. Shoukfeh will assess your needs and answer any questions about this great service. We offer tooth-colored fillings to patients in and around Canton, Westland, Romulus, Redford, and Ann Arbor.

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