Hagan Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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We pride ourselves on patient education, and an important part of this is always being available to answer your questions. Your dental needs are unique, and we want to ensure that your treatment is customized specifically for you. Asking questions helps us understand what's important to you so that we can provide appropriate care.

Our team works hard to build trusting relationships so that you can feel comfortable asking us about anything that's on your mind. We have shared some of the questions we hear frequently, but you are welcome to call our office at (423) 239-8021 or fill out our convenient online contact form

No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to restore your smile to health without compromising the aesthetics you want!

Composite resin material is customizable so that we can match it to your tooth exactly. This means a seamless appearance with your smile that no one will ever notice!

While composite resin fillings do differ in cost from metal fillings, most dental insurance plans do still offer a benefit that covers a portion of your treatment. If you have questions about your dental insurance and what your out-of-pocket expense looks like for tooth-colored fillings in Kingsport, we encourage you to call Hagan Dentistry today at (423) 239-8021. Ask to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members who will be happy to guide you through the process.

Even with a difference in cost, our patients have found that the benefit of tooth-colored fillings outweighs those of metal fillings. Protecting more of your natural tooth structure and providing reliable strength and durability are just a couple of ways that tooth-colored fillings benefit your smile.

If your Kingsport dentist has recommended a dental filling for you, don't delay your treatment. Tooth decay will progress and get worse, and it could even reach the nerve of your tooth and cause an infection. Contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment.

 

Tooth-colored fillings in Kingsport are a wonderful solution for cavities, but it also has other cosmetic uses! Referred to as dental bonding, this cosmetic dental treatment can be used by Dr. Andrew Hagan to correct minor smile flaws like severe staining, chipped teeth, enamel wear-and-tear, gaps between teeth, and even abnormally shaped teeth. 

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is one of our most popular cosmetic dental procedure for many reasons, including how minimally invasive it is, along with effective and quick. Porcelain veneers can also be used for fixing smile issues, but they do require an alteration of the enamel and multiple dental trips. Dental bonding does not require much prep and is often done in one dental office visit. 

Dental bonding also tends to be more cost-effective than veneers because we don't involve dental lab fabrication. 

At Hagan Dentistry, we can match the tooth-colored filling to your natural shade perfectly, so it blends in with the rest of your smile. Your Kingsport cosmetic dentist simply administers it to your tooth and shapes it to their liking. Once we are done shaping, we will use a special light to cure and harden the composite resin material. 

Once the bonding is complete, it will be impossible to tell the difference. We believe you will be delighted with what you see!

Give Your Kingsport Cosmetic Dentist A Call

Are you interested in learning more about tooth-colored fillings and dental bonding? The endless possibilities on how you can change your smile are exciting and simple!
 

Dentists have used silver amalgam fillings to restore cavities for decades; however, tooth-colored composite resin has become the material that most dentists and patients choose for fillings for several reasons.

  • Your Kingsport dentist can customize your composite filling to match your tooth precisely, making it unnoticeable.
  • We can preserve more of your natural tooth because composite material is bonded directly to your tooth.
  • Composite material doesn't react to temperature changes and pull away from your tooth as metal fillings do.
  • Direct bonding to your tooth adds strength and durability.
  • We can use composite resin to fix other cosmetic flaws like chipped teeth or discoloration.

Because metal fillings do break down over time, many patients are opting to replace them with tooth-colored fillings in Kingsport. If this is something that's of interest to you, we invite you to talk about your concerns and goals for your smile with Dr. Hagan. 

At Hagan Dentistry, we are your partners in achieving and maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. We are happy to discuss your options for repairing your smile with you if you are dealing with tooth decay. Contact our Kingsport dental office at (423) 239-8021 for more information about tooth-colored fillings.

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