Dental ‘Tooth Colored’ Fillings Washington DC
Top-Rated Prosthodontist Serving the greater Washington DC area
In most practices, composite fillings have replaced amalgam restorations. They are bonded to the tooth, have good strength, and are much more cosmetic. They are similar in look to composite inlays, but are not as strong or durable.
Procedure for Dental (Composite) Fillings
The tooth is prepared by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Marlin. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for Fillings
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth.
Simply Radiant, Simply Natural
Dr. Gerald Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. One of the only prosthodontists with an on-site lab, Dr. Marlin has been voted “Top Dentist” by his peers for more than 20 years in a row in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual “Best Dentist” survey, and is considered the most experienced prosthodontist in the D.C. area.