Tooth Fillings

Dental Fillings that Look More Natural


Tooth decay, which results in cavity development, is the most common dental health issue for children and adults around the world. Even with exceptional general care and dental hygiene, oral bacteria may gain a chance to weaken your tooth enamel, which can lead to the bacteria infecting your main tooth structure. Fortunately, routine care can increase your chances of detecting and treating tooth decay early, and in many cases, tooth-colored fillings are the most conservative way to address it.

What Are Tooth Fillings?

A cavity is a depression in your tooth that results from decay eroding the structure. To treat it, we’ll carefully remove the harmful bacteria and infected tooth structure from the cavity, then fill it to restore the tooth’s health and integrity. A tooth filling is also meant to protect the tooth structure that is now exposed due to the decay; without enamel protecting it, the filling is the only defense against bacteria re-infecting the tooth structure.

The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

At our office, we utilize tooth-colored composite resin to treat most mild to moderate cavities. The resin is made from biocompatible acrylic and quartz-like particles, and can be custom-tinted to match your tooth’s healthy color and appearance. Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored resin fillings remain discreet and virtually undetectable, while also bonding to your tooth more securely and offering better protection against decay in the future.

Learn more about tooth-colored fillings

Using tooth-colored composite resin instead of more traditional materials, like metal, we can treat your cavity with a more biocompatible and lifelike filling. To schedule an appointment, call Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, at (763) 416-0606. We also proudly serve the residents of Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and all surrounding communities.