TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS IN LITTLE RIVER

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WHITE FILLINGS FOR DISCREET RESTORATIONS

Tooth decay and dark, metal fillings may leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Made from a composite mixture of silicon dioxide and durable plastics, tooth-colored filling are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel.

In the past, dentists used metal/amalgam to fill cavities. While metal is a strong substance and great for many applications, it’s not very appealing in your mouth. Modern advances in science have given us tooth-colored fillings as an alternative. Tooth-colored fillings are as durable and long-lasting as amalgams. Benefits of tooth-colored fillings over amalgam fillings include:

  • Conservative– We remove less tooth structure to place composite fillings.
  • Comfortable– The composite mixture won't expand and contract under hot and cold conditions, a common problem with amalgams that can cause cracks and tooth sensitivity.
  • Invisible– We will custom blend the composite to match your existing tooth shade.
  • Durable– Tooth-colored fillings can last 7 to 10 years, as long as amalgam fillings.
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To learn more about tooth-colored fillings, schedule your appointment with Dr. Hortman. We have provided residents of Little River and Myrtle Beach with comprehensive dental care for over 20 years.

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