Davis Family Dentistry
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Restorations

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When it comes to your dental care, you might have questions – and you should!

At Davis Family Dentistry, we believe in providing patient-guided dentistry, so you decide on your goals for your smile and we'll help get you there! This involves educating you about your oral health so you can make confident decisions about the care that's right for your needs.

We always welcome your questions and have provided some of those we hear most often for your convenience. If you don't find the answers to your questions here, feel free to contact our office.

Tooth-Colored Restorations

Sometimes described as “silver-colored” fillings, dental amalgam has been used by dentists for more than 100 years because it lasts a long time. Because of their durability, these silver-colored fillings can sometimes be the best choice for large cavities or those that occur in the back teeth where a lot of force is needed to chew.

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural. 

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