Tooth-Colored Fillings in Columbia, SC

If you have tooth decay, we can use fillings to restore your natural tooth. Our fillings can reshape the tooth after decay removal, support the tooth, and prevent bad bacteria from collecting in the area in the future. As their name suggests, our tooth-colored fillings also blend in with the shade of your natural teeth so most people won’t even be able to tell that they’re there. Contact us to learn more!

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What Are Fillings?

Fillings are treatments used to restore a damaged tooth that was once riddled with decay. Fillings reshape and repair a tooth so that it regains its functionality and appearance. Fillings are placed after decay is removed and the area is completely disinfected. Fillings are often found in a variety of materials, including silver, gold, and composite resin. Our office mainly uses composite resin for our fillings because we can closely match the shade of your filling to the color of your tooth so that it blends in seamlessly.

The Purpose of Fillings

Dr. Bethea can closely examine the surface of your tooth after decay removal to see if you have a cavity that needs to be filled. It depends on the extent of the damage, but usually, any amount of tooth decay will require at least a small filling to keep bacteria from re-entering the area and preserve the tooth’s appearance. If you have a cavity, chances are that you’re a great candidate for our tooth-colored fillings!

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Wondering which filling material is right for you? Here are just some of the many benefits of our composite, tooth-colored fillings:

  • Custom Shades—We can match the shade of the resin to the shade of your teeth.
  • Long-Lasting—Tooth-colored fillings are durable and can last up to 15 years.
  • Preserve Tooth Structure—Tooth-colored fillings require less of the tooth to be removed for placement.
  • Safer for Teeth—Composite fillings are mercury-free unlike traditional amalgam fillings.
  • Strengthen Teeth—Our composite fillings strengthen and support the natural tooth.
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