Discreet Tooth Fillings Fix Your Dental Damage

Tooth fillings are an important dental treatment because they stop dental damage in its tracks. They prevent a small cavity or fracture from becoming larger and keep tooth decay from getting into the soft, pulpy center of your tooth, where it can become infected. Get tooth fillings that can be trusted at Watterson Family Dentistry. Let Dr. Watterson, an alumna of the notable University of Michigan School of Dentistry, help you get a natural smile with tooth-colored fillings at our Jackson, MI dental office.

Dr. Watterson Discusses Tooth-Colored Fillings Read Transcript

We use tooth-colored composite resin fillings in our Jackson, MI dentist office, never metal, so your smile will look completely natural.

Think you might have a cavity? Call Watterson Family Dentistry right away at 517-888-0021.

Benefits of Composite Tooth Fillings

Composite resin is a newer material for tooth fillings than the blend of metals called amalgam that has been in use for nearly 200 years. It is a more flexible material than amalgam, so there is more variation in how it’s used.

Our patients prefer composite resin because:

  • It looks like your teeth. Probably the biggest advantage of composite resin is its natural appearance. We carefully match it to the color of your teeth, so there won’t be any silver spots in your smile.
  • It doesn’t contain mercury. While there is no definitive answer, some research has linked mercury in fillings to health problems. And amalgam isn’t an option for those who are allergic to mercury.
  • It requires less modification of your teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings, we don’t have to remove healthy tooth structure to place composite resin fillings. Modifying your tooth weakens it, which makes it more prone to dental damage such as cracks.

Our Additional Restorative Dentistry Options

If your dental damage is too severe for a tooth filling to fix, your other options may include:

  • A dental crown. Unlike a filling, a dental crown covers your entire tooth. So it can be used to repair severe decay or a broken tooth. With our CEREC technology, we can make a dental crown for you right in our Jackson, MI dentist office. No waiting for weeks or wearing a temporary crown!
  • Inlays and onlays. We use these restorations to repair damage that is too extensive for a tooth filling but not serious enough for a dental crown.

To find out more about repairing your smile with tooth fillings, call Dr. Watterson at 517-888-0021 or use our online form to schedule your visit at Watterson Family Dentistry in Jackson, MI.

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