If you are looking for a Denver dentist who places tooth-colored fillings, Metropolitan Dental Care is a regional leader in restorative treatments. Following trauma or treatment for cavities, a member of our dental team can artfully place composite resin fillings to restore your smile and protect your tooth from further decay. 

Composite fillings are a biocompatible mixture of glass and quartz that matches the color and luster of natural teeth. Our office exclusively uses the material because it is free of harmful metals and chemicals and resists expansion and contraction when temperatures change. One questions our patients often ask is, “How long will my tooth filling last?”

Durable Results You Can Rely On

Composite fillings are durable. With proper care, the fillings can last 10 years or longer. When you do need to replace the composite resin, one of our doctors can remove and restore your tooth — often is less than half an hour. Composite fillings are quickly becoming the material of choice for dentists across the country. 

Tooth-colored fillings:

  • Provide natural-looking results
  • Are very affordable
  • Are often covered by dental insurance
  • Restore teeth following cavity treatment
  • Prevent tooth decay

By working with our team of expert Denver dentists, you benefit from the professional placement of tooth fillings. Our doctors will ensure that your fillings are properly placed by thoroughly cleaning and drying the surface of your tooth before the composite resin is applied. This process often involves using a special etching liquid that allows the filling to bond tightly with the surface of your tooth. Then, a special light is used to harden the resin.

After the fillings are placed, one of our doctors will ensure that the material does not interfere with your bite. By taking great care when placing your filling, we ensure that the restoration remains securely attached to your tooth for 10 years or longer. 

Signs Your Fillings Needs to be Replaced

Even durable dental fillings eventually need to be replaced. Wear, tear, and the pressures of chewing can take a toll on any material. If your filings become loose, chipped, or damaged, you may be at risk for developing tooth decay. 

You may need to have your fillings checks if you:

  • Recently sustained a blow to the mouth
  • Noticed a sudden sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Develop a toothache
  • Have an old amalgam filling
  • Grind your teeth

One way to ensure that your dental fillings are replaced on time is to visit our Denver dental practice twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. During your visit, a member of our dental team will inspect your fillings. X-rays are one way our Denver dentists check for decay underneath fillings. If one or more fillings do need to be replaced, the material can be replaced at that time or at a later visit.

If you suffer from bruxism, our Denver dentists can fit you with a custom-made dental mouthguard to protect your teeth while you sleep.

Schedule Your Next Visit with Your Denver Dentist

Beyond restoring tooth structure following cavity treatment, tooth-colored fillings can be used to address minor chips, cracks, and other cosmetic problems. The durable material can last 10 years or longer. To schedule your dental fillings treatment, please contact our office online or call (303) 534-2626.