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Composite Fillings in Indianapolis, IN

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About Tooth-Colored Fillings

For new and replacement dental fillings, Martin Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana uses resin and ceramic materials that can be colored to match the patient's natural teeth. General and cosmetic dentists Dr. Matthew Martin, Dr. Stephanie Martin, and Dr. Lynn Marshall prefer these natural-looking fillings since they allow the patient's smile to remain beautiful. Composite fillings are also more comfortable to the patient since they are less sensitive than metal fillings to temperature changes and they also remain consistent in size and appearance over time. All new cavities are filled with resin or ceramic, but patients can also have old metal fillings removed and replaced with tooth-colored fillings for a consistent look. At Martin Dentistry, we work hard to be patient and environmentally friendly. One part of our commitment to green dentistry is that when removing old metal fillings that contain mercury, we utilize a mercury capture system.

What to Expect

The dentist offers patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin, is then bonded to the tooth. The procedure seeks to create a filling that perfectly fits your tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.

Treatment Aftercare

Following filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by the dentist during their consultation or after surgery.

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Our dental office would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile as well as ensuring that you can have comfort. Schedule an appointment to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.

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