More Discreet and Natural Tooth Fillings

Tooth decay – the cause behind cavity development – is the most common dental health issue, which makes treatment for it one of the most common reasons for seeking restorative dental care. For most common cavities, we recommend placing fillings made from biocompatible composite resin. Known as tooth-colored fillings, they not only treat and restore teeth, but also blend in with them discreetly to help maintain your smile’s healthy, natural appearance. Compared to traditional metal fillings, tooth-colored ones also provide several important advantages for your oral health.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

A tooth-colored filling is made from the same biocompatible resin that we use for cosmetic tooth bonding procedures. Made from finely ground acrylic and quartz-like particles, the resin is custom tinted to match your tooth’s unique color and shade before being applied to the tooth. After carefully cleaning away the decayed tooth structure and harmful oral bacteria from within the cavity, we can bond the composite resin filling in place to restore the tooth’s health, integrity, and appearance.

How Are They Better than Metal Fillings?

Because of the resin’s biocompatible nature, it can bond more securely to the structure inside of the cavity than metal amalgam can. In addition to making your restoration more cosmetically appealing, this means the tooth-colored resin can also offer a more secure and reliable seal against harmful oral bacteria and the reinfection of your tooth. Without any traces of metal, tooth-colored fillings are safer for a wider variety of patients, including pregnant women and patients with metal allergies.

Give Your Tooth a Better Filling

At our office, we prefer to use biocompatible materials, such as tooth-colored resin, to create more natural tooth fillings that blend in discreetly with your smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain and our team, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN or Portage, IN today at 219-938-2637, or email our office at We proudly serve all of Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas.