Tooth Colored Fillings
What's In A Name?
Composite Fillings or Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings, white fillings and composite resin fillings are all names for the high-strength, natural-looking fillings that can be placed today instead of silver or gold (also known as amalgam fillings). No matter what the name, Tomlinson Dental will know just what you're talking about when referring to this natural-looking filling.

Call us at (813) 336-6389 or request an appointment online so we can discuss the benefits of white fillings and how they can help improve your smile.

Strong and Natural Looking
Before Tooth Colored Fillings Benefits After Tooth Colored Fillings Benefits

White fillings are made from a high-strength composite resin that can be easily color-matched to your natural tooth making it nearly invisible to you and anyone else. Unlike silver and gold fillings, composite tooth colored fillings actually bond to the tooth which means they support the surrounding tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes. You are much less likely to have a composite filling fall out which is a common issue with metal fillings.

Replacing Old Silver Or Gold Amalgam Fillings
Replacing Old Silver or Gold Amalgam Fillings

Tomlinson Dental specialize in beautiful cosmetic dentistry. Metal fillings are often thought of as an eyesore especially with the front teeth that are visible to everyone when you smile. We are able to remove those old metal fillings and replace them with today's white fillings which are nearly identical in color to the teeth that they are in.

Virtually everyone is a candidate to have metal fillings replaced with natural-looking white fillings. Request an appointment online or call our office directly at (813) 336-6389 to discuss replacing your old metal fillings with white ones.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

In order to make a filling appear almost invisible to the naked eye, composite fillings are often used. These fillings are designed to match your natural tooth color and are bonded to your teeth, which makes them less likely to fall out. These fillings are used to replace older fillings made of silver or gold. Tooth-colored fillings have a more aesthetic appearance, can be completed in one visit, have no chance of forming a "leak" and are less likely to crack a tooth.

Don't Count Silver & Gold Out Completely
Silver and Gold Fillings - Amalgam Fillings

Silver and gold fillings have been around for a very long time; and to this day, they do an adequate job in filling teeth. Today's white fillings are, by far, a patient's first choice when it comes to any kind of dental procedure that requires a filling because of their natural cosmetic benefits. This doesn't mean white fillings are the best choice in every situation; metal fillings still have their own benefits.

Metal fillings (also known as amalgam fillings) are very strong and do not wear out as quickly as composite (white) fillings. In situations where a tooth requires a large filling and other treatment options such as porcelain crowns are not desired, a metal filling might be your best treatment option because of the structural qualities of the metals themselves; and composite fillings generally can't withstand the forces exerted on them if they have to cover a very large area. Metal fillings generally cost less than natural-looking fillings, and patients that need fillings in any out-of-sight teeth often consider a metal filling.

SonicFill

SonicFill is the only easy to use, sonic-activated, bulk fill dental composite system for posterior restorations that requires no additional capping layer. Proprietary sonic activation enables a rapid flow of composite into the cavity for effortless placement and superior adaptation. It's that fast, easy and effective, greatly reducing procedure time. Now you can go from placement to a polished restoration in less than 3 minutes on cavities up to 5 mm in depth.

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Tomlinson Dental would love to meet you and your family and provide you with the dental care you deserve! Our office is easily accessible to those living near Tampa to get the care they deserve.

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