Restore Your Tooth with Natural-Looking and Effective Tooth-Colored Fillings

Fillings are an essential part of your dental health. They ensure that your teeth are whole without dangerous cavities that can lead to oral issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Think of cavities as a foothold that harmful bacteria use to access your healthy gums and teeth. However, traditional fillings made using amalgam, a silver-colored metal, not only look unappealing, but they also contain mercury which many health care and dental professionals believe is harmful to patients. Thankfully at Lifestyle Dentistry, Smyrna, Georgia, Dr. Aja Nichols offers safe, reliable, and attractive tooth-colored fillings that make your smile look natural.

What Makes Tooth-Colored Fillings So Special?

Composite or white fillings are excellent for restoring decayed or previously filled teeth. Their tooth-colored appearance blends seamlessly with natural teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Getting a composite filling typically requires just one visit to our office. During this visit, Dr. Nichols will carefully examine and restore your tooth to its former glory.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made Of?

When it comes to tooth-colored fillings, composite resin is the go-to material. It looks more natural and is highly versatile, making it a fantastic alternative to silver fillings. Unlike silver fillings containing nickel, tin, mercury, and copper, the composite resin combines glass and special plastic. While its materials may not be as durable as metal, composite fillings can still provide long-lasting restorations without causing unwanted side effects.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

A few benefits tooth-colored fillings have over silver fillings include the following:

Adhesion: Unlike silver fillings, tooth-colored fillings can bond micro-mechanically to natural tooth tissues, providing additional durability.

Flexibility: Tooth-colored fillings can be used to repair fractured, chipped, and damaged teeth in addition to filling cavities.

Esthetic Appeal: There’s no comparison between the natural look of tooth-colored fillings and the glaringly unnatural look of silver fillings. With composite fillings, you can eat, laugh, and smile without anyone noticing your fillings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Near Me

To learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings, call Lifestyle Dentistry at (678) 884-4494 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nichols. 

We proudly serve the communities of Mableton, Marietta, Kennesaw, Austell, Brookhaven, and Downtown and Midtown Metro Atlanta. 

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS

Dr. Aja Nichols

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS, attended dental school in Indiana and served in the US Navy for five years before settling in Smyrna, GA. After receiving her Georgia licensure, she worked for ‘corporate dentistry’ and a mobile dental company caring for underserved elementary and middle school children before opening Lifestyle Dentistry in 2016.

Dr. Nichols focuses on the ABCs of dentistry: Airway, Breath, and Cosmetics. With a mission to “do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons,” she likes to educate her patients so they can make informed decisions. She aims to provide relationship-focused dentistry that helps her patients achieve their dental goals.