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Tooth-Colored Fillings & Direct Bonding

row of teethAmalgam fillings have been the standard in dental care for decades. These filling materials are shaped and hardened outside the mouth, then attached to damaged teeth with dental cement. For years, dentists have trusted silver-colored amalgam filling material to restore decayed or damaged teeth, but amalgam fillings mar the appearance of teeth and present a number of health concerns, including:

Here, we’re dedicated to offering restorative dentistry services using materials and techniques that provide patients with increased comfort, improved appearance, and longer lasting results. That’s why Dr. Krista Makwana uses composite resin filling material to restore the form and function of teeth flawlessly. Over time, most patients don’t even remember which teeth have been filled.

Benefits of Composite Resin Compared to Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings offer predictable results and have been the standard restoration material in dental practices for decades, but composite resin is quickly surpassing amalgam as the preferred material. Benefits of composite resin fillings include:

Direct Bonding

Direct bonding, sometimes referred to as cosmetic bonding, offers patients a fast, painless, budget-friendly method of improving the overall appearance of smiles. Applied in the same manner as tooth-colored fillings, direct bonding can be used to repair or conceal any number of dental irregularities, including:

Whether you’re in need of restoration following tooth decay or want to improve the appearance of your smile, composite resin fillings or dental bonding may be the ideal treatment. Contact our St Peters dental office to find out more or schedule an appointment with our team. We welcome patients from O’Fallon and throughout the St Louis, MO area to visit our trusted dentist and team.