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Dr. McMahon on Tooth-Colored Fillings
Say no to unsightly metal fillings and visit Edgewood Dental Care for beautiful, discreet tooth-colored fillings!

At our Edgewood Dental Care dental office, one of our skilled Edgewood, KY dentists — Drs. McMahon, Peak, Kramer, or Middendorf — can safely replace your amalgam fillings or fill your cavities with these tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings: The Painless Process

Tooth-colored fillings are just what the name says: fillings that are the same color as your tooth. If we find cavities during your routine dental cleanings and exams, we will determine whether a white filling is sufficient to repair the decay. If so, we will:

  • Match the composite resin to your tooth
  • Administer anesthesia with our painless Wand system
  • Prepare your tooth
  • Shape the composite putty-like material until it molds to the natural shape of your tooth
  • Bond the composite to your tooth and harden it with a special light for a strong bond
  • Polish the area so that it shines just as if it were a natural part of your tooth

Tooth-Colored Fillings Vs. Metal Fillings

Compared to traditional metal amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings have many advantages:

  • Mercury free for those concerned about mercury leaking out into their bodies or for patients with metal allergies
  • Strong and durable so they can serve your smile well for many years
  • Preserve your healthy tooth structure by strengthening your tooth and saving more of the healthy portion of your tooth than a silver filling

If you need your silver filling replaced with an aesthetic tooth filling, let the experts at Edgewood Dental Care handle it for you with a tooth-colored filling. You can contact us for your appointment by calling 859-474-7830 or sending your request through our convenient online form. We can’t wait to make your smile healthier and more beautiful!

David F.

I tell you what, I have been coming here for more years than I care to admit but I have been a patient of Dr. McMahon’s for a long time. He has never steered me wrong. The staff here is fantastic ...

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Video: Dr. McMahon on Composite Fillings at Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY

Gone are the days of old black fillings known as amalgams. It's now more cosmetic with composite fillings which is white and looks natural on teeth. Watch the video with Dr. McMahon as he explains the difference between the old fillings to composite fillings.For more questions about Dr. McMahon and the Edgewood Dental Care, visit http://www.edgewooddentalcare.com/ or Call 859-474-7830 for more details or to schedule an appointment.Get connected: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nkydentalcare Google+ - https://plus.google.com/111467299771728234594/postsRead more articles on our blog: http://www.edgewooddentalcare.com/blogs/