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Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
in Murfreesboro, TN

Cavities are a common dental issue. In fact, it is estimated that over 90% of American adults end up developing at least one cavity in their lifetimes. Fortunately, our office provides tooth-colored dental fillings, which can restore teeth that have been affected by tooth decay effectively and flawlessly. To learn more or schedule your next visit, please contact us!

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How long do composite fillings last?

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are a popular choice for restoring decayed or damaged teeth. The lifespan of composite fillings can vary depending on several factors, including their size, location, and your oral hygiene habits. On average, composite fillings typically last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or more. With proper care, regular dental check-ups, and diligent oral hygiene practices, they can last for many years without needing to be modified or replaced.

What are the benefits of composite dental fillings?

Composite fillings are made to match the color of your natural teeth, which helps them to appear seamless and natural. They also require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to traditional amalgam fillings, which helps preserve more of your natural tooth. Composite fillings can be used for both front and back teeth as well, making them a versatile restorative option. Finally, unlike metal fillings, composite fillings do not conduct temperature as effectively, resulting in reduced sensitivity to hot and cold substances.

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How do I know if I need a filling?

Cavities can come with a variety of symptoms, or they can be completely symptomless, which is why it’s important to visit our office for regular dental exams. Sensitivity or pain when eating, discoloration or visible pits on the tooth’s surface, and heightened sensitivity to sweet, hot, or cold foods and drinks can all be signs of tooth decay. Likewise, an obviously broken or cracked tooth can create openings for bacteria, leading to decay and infection. If you believe you may have a cavity, please get in touch with our office at your earliest convenience.

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