Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Temple

If you're self-conscious about your smile because of dark fillings you may be a good candidate for composite resins which are tooth tooth-colored fillings.   Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam fillings and can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state.

Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another advantage is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure. Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite resin fillings. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor your composites unless you ask to have them coated with a clear plastic sealant.

Do you need to have a tooth repaired with tooth-colored fillings? Call today to reserve your consultation with Dr. Fossum or Dr. Elmore.  We give Temple and surrounding areas customized care for fantastic smiles.