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Patients in Tucson, AZ Are Discovering an Alternative to Unsightly Metallic Fillings

Tooth Colored Dental Cavity Fillings in Tucson, Az Area

Are you looking for a filling solution that won’t leave that unsightly silver appearance? If so, then a composite resin filling may be just what you’ve been looking for. They are strong and aesthetically pleasing as they can be manufactured to match the shade of your natural teeth. Dr. Colby Echols and his team at Swan Dental have been offering patients in the Tucson, AZ area composite fillings, resulting in countless beautiful smiles.

What is a Composite Resin Filling?

A composite resin filling offers the benefit of restoring a decayed tooth with a mixture of glass and plastic that has been created to match the color of your tooth. This attribute of a composite resin filling makes it a great choice for patients looking for a cosmetically pleasing result.

How are composite resin fillings placed?

Once the tooth has been prepared, your dentist will place the composite filling in layers. A light specialized to harden the composite filling will be used. Once your dentist has completed the process, the composite will be shaped to fit the tooth and then polished to prevent staining and wear.

The cost of a composite filling

The price of a composite filling will vary based on several factors, including your dentist and what your insurance will cover. A composite filling will normally cost more than a silver filling and most insurance companies will cover the cost of a composite filling up to what a silver filling would have cost. The patient will then cover the difference in cost. As time goes on and composite fillings continue improving, insurance companies will likely expand their coverage of composite fillings.

If you are looking for an alternative to less attractive, silver fillings that have been the industry norm for years, then you should consider composite resin fillings. Not only do they provide the strength needed to protect the remaining healthy tooth, but nobody will even know you’ve received a filling due to its cosmetically appealing look. Dr. Colby Echols and his team at Swan Dental in Tucson, AZ would love to answer any questions you have about this dental treatment. For an appointment, please call (520) 595-3655 today.

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