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Chevy Chase Dental Fillings

Putting an End to Tooth Decay

Combatting Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you’ve recently found out that you have a cavity, you may be curious about the dental filling process.

During a dental filling procedure, we will first remove the decayed area before filling it with a tooth-colored resin. This restorative treatment helps to protect the area from further damage while restoring the function and appearance of your tooth.

At our practice in Bethesda, we use only white resin for our dental fillings, which blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile while keeping you

Combatting Cavities with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings vs. Amalgam

You’ve probably heard about both tooth-colored fillings and traditional amalgam fillings (or metal fillings). But, what’s the difference between the two?

The main difference between tooth-colored fillings vs. amalgam is their appearance against the rest of your teeth. Amalgam is the traditional silver color while tooth-colored fillings are made from a white resin to match the other teeth in your smile. While amalgam fillings used to be stronger than tooth-colored fillings, advancements in resin material have made the tooth-colored fillings just as strong as amalgam fillings (if properly cared for).

Fillings that Enhance Your Natural Smile

Dr. Rinaldi understands the importance of having both a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Our Bethesda dental practice offers specialized resin for all dental fillings, carefully selected to match the precise shade of your teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile that lasts.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect that you may have a cavity, we encourage you to reserve an appointment with Rinaldi Dental Arts. Our dental team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care and personalized attention — ensuring that your oral health is in excellent condition!

Fillings that Enhance Your Natural Smile