Tooth Colored Restorations (Fillings)

In 1995, Gentle Dental Care became one of the first practices in Idaho to stop using mercury fillings. Tooth-Colored Restorations, or fillings, provide an incredibly natural look that matches your teeth, and are much safer than the old mercury fillings.

Fillings replace tooth structure after decay is removed. It is called a filling because new material fills the hole that the decay left.  When you smile, you want people to notice you – not your dental work. That’s why most teeth today are treated with bonded tooth colored composite resin fillings. Cavities can be treated easily and painlessly if caught early enough.  Left untreated, decay can lead to tooth pain and/or infection, and the tooth would need a root canal or extraction.