Joel R. Koch, DDS
Your Family Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth-Colored Fillings

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Dental Frequent Questions | Joes R Koch DDSWe believe that we can provide the highest quality dentistry when our patients are an active part of the decision-making process. Answering your questions isn't just a courtesy—it gives us an opportunity to explain things to you in such a way that you feel confident about the information you're receiving and what it means to you and the direction of your oral health care. No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. 

We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our West Chester dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We Offer Tooth-Colored Fillings in West Chester

If you have a cavity, Dr. Koch needs to remove the decay and restore the tooth so that it functions as it should and looks better than when we found it. In the past, dentists were limited by the materials available, like silver amalgam fillings, which were durable, but more functional than aesthetic.

Today, dentistry has evolved, and Dr. Koch offers his West Chester, OH patients tooth-colored fillings—also known as composite fillings—that improve the aesthetics and function of your smile. They make strong and durable repairs and won’t leave a dark spot in your smile as amalgam fillings do.

Tooth-colored fillings are a blend of resin and glass particles that mimics the appearance of tooth enamel, which is why we also refer to them as dental composites or composite fillings. Dr. Koch customizes tooth-colored fillings for your smile by color-matching the shade to match the tooth he’s repairing to create a seamless repair.

After Dr. Koch expertly places the filling in your tooth, you’ll know it’s there, but you won’t be able to detect it—and no one else will either! Tooth-colored dental fillings blend in so naturally that we rely on them for a treatment called dental bonding that repairs aesthetic flaws like broken or chipped teeth. With proper care, tooth-colored fillings can last from five to seven years.

Tooth-Colored Fillings in West Chester

Are you living with a cavity that needs attention or chipped or broken teeth that can benefit from cosmetic bonding? Call our West Chester, OH dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Koch to get started.

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