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Metal-Free Fillings

In Orem, Lindon, and Vineyard, Utah, Canyon Gate Dental is dedicated to offering patients the highest quality of care with the latest technology and advances in dental care. Today, there are several materials available for cavity fillings; however, most dentist would agree that metal-free fillings are the way to go!

Aesthetic Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-free fillings, also known as composite resin fillings or white fillings, offer superior aesthetic results. In most cases, metal-free fillings can even go undetected by the average person. The material used to create metal-free fillings, is blended to match the exact color of your natural teeth. We provide patients with beautiful, natural smiles, so they can feel confident when they smile.

Conservativeness of Metal-Free Fillings

Silver fillings require the removal of a large amount of natural tooth structure. Additionally, metal fillings may expand and contract with temperature changes, which can lead to micro fractures or cracks in the tooth. The lack of bonding ability of metal fillings allows for decay-causing bacteria to invade the nooks and crannies around the filling, causing further problems. Metal-free fillings are significantly less invasive and damaging. They are strong, lasting, and look natural.

Implementation of Metal-Free Fillings

First, the dentist will prepare the area and remove the decaying parts of the tooth. Then primers and bonding agents are applied to the tooth. Composite resins are put on the problem area and the dentist will sculpt them appropriately. A special light is used to harden the material. Once the filling is set, the dentist will smooth and polish it. Make sure you bite down and test the filling before leaving to ensure it is comfortable. Adjustments can be made as necessary.

It's time to clean those pearly whites!