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Tooth-Colored Fillings in St. Louis

If you have a cavity, especially near the front of your mouth, chances are you won't want to have a distracting silver or gold filling placed. Tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis replicate the look and feel of your natural teeth and seamlessly blend in with your smile.

Tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis are more durable than metal fillings and have the same lustrous appearance as your natural teeth. Dr. John Martin has a variety of tooth-colored fillings for you to choose from and can help you make the right choice for your oral health and lifestyle so that you can have a smile that you are proud of.

What is a Tooth-Colored Filling Made Of?

Tooth-colored fillings are typically made out of resin or composite materials, which can easily be molded to achieve a natural and seamless look. If you have a cavity or multiple cavities, tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis can maintain the look of your smile's natural appearance, while offering protection from further infection and decay.

During your appointment, Dr. Martin will determine whether you are a good fit for tooth-colored fillings, and walk you step-by-step through the procedure.

Tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis are most effective when used to fill mild cavities, rather than severe cavities, but don't worry. If Dr. Martin believes that you'd benefit more from another type of filling or procedure, he'll recommend the best possible alternative for your oral health.

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis contain no toxins and allow for more of your natural tooth to be preserved. Traditional fillings require gum line placement, which can remove healthy areas of the tooth, but tooth-colored fillings are designed to preserve as much of your tooth's natural structure as possible.

When a person develops a cavity, it's caused by worn-down enamel and exposure to bacteria that can cause lasting damage to a tooth's natural structure. Tooth-colored fillings contain fluoride that prevents decaying or damaged teeth from getting worse.

The most obvious benefit of tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis are that they seamlessly blend in with the look of your natural teeth, and mimic the color, luster, and feel of your teeth to achieve a flawless and natural-looking smile.

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The sooner that a cavity is filled, the better. If a cavity is left unfilled, it can become more infected and rapidly decay. Tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis protect your teeth from further damage, while preserving the beauty of your natural smile.

With nearly three decades of experience in the dental industry, Dr. John Martin is the go-to choice for St. Louis residents when it comes to tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Martin is continually looking for new ways to improve his services and understands the level of care that his patients deserve.

For more information on our tooth-colored fillings in St. Louis, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule a consultation.