Tooth-Colored (Composite) Fillings

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Tooth-Colored (Composite) Fillings

Bennett Gum, DDS, located at 1010 S King St #403, Honolulu is here to serve your entire family’s dental needs. From dental X-rays and exams to teeth whitening, and crowns, Dr. Gum provides excellent dental care in a welcoming environment. Call the office today to book an appointment for yourself or your family.

Frequently asked Questions:
Tooth-Colored (Composite) Fillings

What is a tooth-colored filling?

Tooth-colored fillings are made of a blend (or “composite”) of plastic resins and silica fillers. These substances mimic many of the qualities of natural tooth structure, such as wear-resistance and translucency. Dental composites also help strengthen teeth.

How Do I Care for My Dental Fillings?

After Dr. Gum has placed your filling, there isn’t much care involved outside of your normal routine. This means you still need to floss daily and brush at least twice daily. Also, be sure to visit Dr. Gum twice a year for dental exams and cleanings to ensure your filling is still intact and protecting your tooth perfectly. 

what are The advantages of tooth-colored fillings?

These days, more people choose white composite fillings due to their numerous benefits.

  • A composite filling actually bonds to the tooth, sealing the tooth at the borders of the filling, whereas a silver filling is simply placed in the hole left by the removed decay and is prone to micro-leakage.
  • There is no health risk associated with composite fillings.
  • They can be color matched to assure they blend in well with the surrounding teeth.
  • Studies have shown that patients have less discomfort after procedures using composite fillings.
  • Less tooth sensitivity is reported with composite fillings versus silver ones.

How long do tooth colored fillings last?

With proper care, composite fillings can last for many years before they need to be replaced. How long your filling will last depends on a number of factors, including how well you maintain your teeth as well as if you grind or brux your teeth or chew on hard things.

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1010 S King St #403
Honolulu, HI 96814


(808) 596-8865


Office Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed