Tooth-Colored Fillings in Wilmington & Seaford, DE

Protect Your Tooth From Cavities

Even a small cavity can put your entire smile at risk if not treated. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our dentists Dr. Paul E. Brown and Dr. Chris S. Baran can bring your teeth back to top health with tooth-colored composite fillings. Our fillings are modern solutions designed to blend with the rest of your smile’s natural shade and color.

Read our guide to learn how our restorative dentists can help enhance your smile while protecting your oral health. Our office also serves patients in Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, DE.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

tooth-colored filling is a highly-advanced alternative to silver (amalgam) fillings used to repair teeth affected by bacteria, cavities, and minor trauma. Although composite fillings need to be replaced, they can last for 12 to 15 years before needing replacement.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Most patients think composite fillings are only used for cavities, but that’s not the case. In fact, composite dental fillings offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Fixing minor or small cracks
  • Stopping decay and preventing infection
  • Repairing previous fillings or small holes
  • Restoring worn-out or eroded teeth
  • Maintaining your tooth’s shape

The Dental Fillings Process

Our dentists can place your composite filling in just one appointment at our Wilmington or Seaford, DE office. Before undergoing the procedure, we may apply a local anesthetic if you have sensitive teeth. Our dentists will remove any sort of decay on your tooth and clean the area thoroughly.

Once the tooth is ready, your dentist will place, shape, and polish the filling to your liking. Your dentist may ask for you to bite down to ensure you don’t feel uncomfortable. Once finished, it’s recommended that you don’t eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes to avoid damaging your new restoration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maintain Your Beautiful Smile With Fillings

Dental fillings aren’t just used for cavities. At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our dentists use tooth-colored fillings to solve a variety of dental issues including cracks, worn-out teeth, damage caused by injury, and more. Learn how our dental professionals can help transform your smile’s health and appearance with customized fillings. Contact us by calling either our Wilmington, DE office at (302) 999-7600 or our Seaford, DE practice at (302) 536-7589 to schedule your appointment today.