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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings or non-amalgam fillings are the modern solutions to an unsightly looking smile. In previous decades, an amalgam or combination of metals was used to replace missing tooth materials brought by chipping or decay. However, these kinds of fillings cause patients to be more conscious about smiling and talking so that no one could see the unattractiveness of their filled teeth.

Fortunately, with the many positive changes brought about in dental technology and general dentistry treatments over time, a better alternative to amalgams came along, which closely mimicked the look and color of natural teeth. This alternative is more popularly known as tooth-colored fillings, and they are offered here at Napa Valley Dental Group in Napa, CA.

Porcelain and Resins

When not damaged by decay or dental injury, or heavily discolored and stained, the enamel of natural teeth is white. It is this whiteness of the enamel that is replicated by a composite of porcelain and resins, to match the look of the natural teeth for a beautiful smile.

At the same time, the tooth-colored fillings serve a more practical purpose, aside from the cosmetic value they provide.

Stronger Bonds and Comfort

Amalgam metals (mostly silver or gold), aside from not being enticing to look at, also do not bond suitably with the teeth. That is why teeth with amalgams had the tendency to decay faster, even when the cavities were already filled.

The texture of the cause uneasiness in some patients because they feel different, compared to the enamel of natural teeth. In contrast, fillings made of porcelain and resins do not give that unusual feel. Rather, such kinds of fillings are not noticeable at all, for they blend well with your natural teeth. They are also more comfortable.

Before getting a natural-looking filling matching the color of your teeth, your dentist will first check to see if the cavity is not yet that big. Fillings are not suitable when a huge cavity or extensive tooth decay is present.

In cases like those, your dentist may opt to recommend a root canal, dental crowns or an extraction, depending on the condition of your teeth.

If fillings are seen as the appropriate dental treatment, your dentist will layer the composite resins on your teeth. Each layer will be hardened by a special kind of light. After hardening, minor adjustments may be made to improve the color of your filled-in teeth.

You can schedule an appointment to have tooth-colored fillings by contacting us online or calling us at (707) 257-2400. Our office is located at 2119 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.

Our Happy Customers

Napa Valley Dental Group
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Based on 91 reviews

Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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