Hagan Dentistry

What are the benefits of tooth-colored fillings over metal fillings?

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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