Anthony Bartels, DDS
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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When you look for a dentist, you probably have many questions about who will be right for you. Some of the questions we hear on a regular basis are included here. We will be happy to answer any additional questions you might have if you give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We offer both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) fillings in our Jonesboro, AR dental office because we like to provide our patients with options. We prefer to place the tooth-colored fillings because they maintain the beauty of your teeth, but if you prefer amalgam fillings, we can talk to you about that option, as well.

Tooth-colored fillings have a number of benefits in addition to being the more aesthetic option. They require less of your tooth structure to be removed in order to fill and seal your tooth. They also do not contract and expand with temperature like metal fillings. Composite fillings are friendlier for the environment because they do not contain mercury. Additionally, composite material can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth with cosmetic dental bonding. We can use them to fix chips and close gaps in your smile.

Composite fillings are more reliable and longer lasting than ever. We can talk to you about the benefits and any questions you may have about which option will work best for you. We believe in offering our patients as many options for their treatment as possible and look forward to providing you with quality restorations that improve your oral health.

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