Natural-Colored Fillings in Detroit, MI

With advances in dental technology and a growing emphasis on aesthetics and biocompatibility, natural-colored fillings have emerged as a popular and innovative solution for restoring dental cavities. Natural-colored fillings, also known as tooth-colored or composite fillings, are dental restorations designed to match the color of your natural teeth.

Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, which are silver in color and contain a mixture of metals, composite fillings are made from a blend of fine glass particles and resin that closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. At Brandon H. Barton Jr., D.D.S., P.C., we customize this material to match the exact shade of your teeth, making it a discreet and aesthetically pleasing option for cavity restoration.

The Benefits of Natural-Colored Fillings 

Aesthetic Appeal 

One of the primary advantages of natural-colored fillings is their ability to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. This ensures that your dental work remains virtually undetectable, preserving the natural beauty of your smile. 


Composite fillings are mercury-free and are biocompatible with oral tissues. This is a significant benefit for individuals concerned about potential health risks associated with mercury exposure from amalgam fillings. 

Conservative Restoration 

Our dentists can often preserve more of the natural tooth structure when placing composite fillings. The material bonds directly to the tooth, providing additional support and helping to prevent fractures or chipping. 


Natural-colored fillings in Detroit, MI, can be used for both front and back teeth, making them a versatile option for patients with cavities in visible and non-visible mouth areas. 

Reduced Sensitivity 

Composite materials transmit temperature changes less efficiently than metal amalgams, potentially leading to less sensitivity. 

The Procedure for Placing Natural-Colored Fillings 

The dentist begins by numbing the area around the tooth to ensure a comfortable experience. The decayed portion of the tooth is then removed, leaving a clean and healthy cavity. Our dentist in Detroit, MI, then selects a composite material shade that closely matches the color of your natural teeth.

The composite material is applied in layers, each cured (hardened) using a specialized light. This layering process allows the dentist to sculpt the filling to match the natural contours of the tooth. 

Once the desired shape is achieved, the filling is shaped and polished to create a smooth, natural-looking surface that blends in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Our dentist ensures the filling fits comfortably and looks natural before the procedure is concluded. 

Natural-colored fillings have revolutionized dentistry by providing a more aesthetically pleasing and biocompatible alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. If you need a dental restoration, visit Brandon H. Barton Jr., D.D.S., P.C., at 11200 E McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48234, or call (313) 521-6400 to determine if natural-colored fillings are the right choice for you.


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11200 E McNichols Rd.,
Detroit, MI, MI, 48234


Phone: (313) 521-6400

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