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Tooth-colored Dental Fillings


Tooth-colored dental fillings restore teeth following treatment for disease and decay. Unlike metal fillings of the past, we offer modern biocompatible fillings that closely match the natural color of your teeth. By using a high-strength topical gel, the treatment is virtually painless.

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A dental filling is when someone has a cavity or a broken part of the tooth but the majority of the tooth is still solid, so we can go and fill that portion that's missing or the portion that we have to remove that's diseased. Through generations of time we've evolved what the filling is made out of. A lot of people associate fillings with the traditional silver or mercury-based fillings and we have found those to be not the best solution. They're conductors and they expand and contract with heat or cold and crack the teeth and make the tooth weaker. Now with our new modern biocompatible fillings they are tooth-colored, they are bonded to the tooth, and they have the same coefficient of thermodynamics as the tooth so it expands and contracts with the tooth. With that flexural strength and stability we can have teeth that look natural and preserve the tooth for a long, long time. We love to make people comfortable. It's part of our mission that people come here and enjoy their experience, and so we use a high-strength topical gel and I have a special numbing technique that I've perfected after 21 years that can make it virtually painless for most people, and we always give people full control. They let us know that they're comfortable and they're ready to proceed, and once they're comfortable and ready to proceed generally to replace one filling is around 30 minutes.

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Dr. Tanner's office and staff are the best!!! I’ve been going to him for over ten years and always have been treated with the best care. Even when I had an emergency, they got me right in. His work is exceptional, and pretty much pain free!!

-Suzi B.