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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in the Raleigh Area

For decades, cavities in anterior teeth have been filled with tooth-colored filling material called composite. There are several different types of composite materials, and all can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are a dental treatment that restores the natural beauty of teeth that have been blemished by dental decay. They are also used to restore chipped or broken teeth.

Molars, or back teeth, have traditionally been filled with amalgam, otherwise known as silver fillings. This type of filling material has been used for over a century. It is known for its durability and strength, although it is not necessarily aesthetically pleasing. In the past, composites were not used for back teeth because they could not hold up under the pressure. However, advances in dental technologies and materials have produced composites that are just as durable and strong as silver fillings.

White, Natural Color Dental Fillings

Many people are opting to have their amalgam fillings replaced with composites. Some do it because of allergies to metal while others have concerns about the mercury content of the silver fillings. Then there are those who prefer to have completely white teeth showing when they laugh. White natural color fillings give you a dazzling smile from front to back.

Composites are made from a combination of plastic and glass or ceramic. There are different types of composites used for different applications. Each has its advantages. Large cavities are filled with a type of resin that requires a special light for curing. The filling is placed in layers, and each layer is hardened with the aid of the light. Another advantage of these types of filling materials is that they bond to the tooth and less tooth structure is lost in preparation. Amalgam fillings require preparation of the space, so the filling will not fall out. Composite fillings do not require that type of preparation. 

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Nicole V.
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My experience from both Clayton and Benson has been amazing! My fear of going to the dentist is at ease. The staff is amazing and understanding! I had to reschedule a cleaning multiple times due to some issues health wise and surgery recovery a couple times and they were very understanding. Wonderful staff!!
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I know no one really enjoys going to the dentist, but the staff at Axiom’s Garner office are absolutely amazing! Their ability to ease my anxiety has made each visit a positive and pleasant experience.
Craig M.
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I always have a great experience with this practice. Lori has always been amazing. She takes care of my smile. Always provides great attention to detail. This office is ran smoothly, i definitely recommend.
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Dr. K and All the doctors (the doctor I had on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Dr. K's apprentice [I can't rember her name] however she was wonderful) ALL THE STAFF were AMAZING! They were attending, friendly, and caring. They were very knowledgeable of what they were doing. The best Treatment experience Ever!!! I WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! Leesville Rd is Awesome!
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Dr. Ogar at Axiom Dentistry in Louisburg is exceptionally kind, patient, & compassionate, as well as knowledgeable in her field. Like many people I have high anxiety at dental appointments & even worse during procedures. This entire office is full of professionals that are without doubt deserving of a 5 star review.
Robert P.
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Great service! Appointments happen on time. The staff was very professional, great atmosphere set in the office with music, and doctors and assistants listened to you. Very enjoyable experience and recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
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The office staff are friendly and always helpful. The dentists and dental team are professional and provide top notch care. The facility is clean and inviting. I am always given an estimate in procedure costs before arriving at the office. I have recommended them to several family members and friends.

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