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Marietta Tooth Colored Fillings

When fillings were first introduced, they were made of “amalgam”, a metal mixture containing nickel, zinc, silver and mercury. These fillings are still used today though in diminishing numbers, primarily due to the fact that they contain mercury. In addition, because the fillings expand as they age, they can produce cracks in the tooth and cracks in the filling. They turn black with age and also stain the tooth and even the surrounding gums black. For all these reasons, we only provide fillings are metal free.

There are two types of tooth colored fillings: direct restorations and indirect restorations. Direct fillings are best when the filling being is moderate to small in size. These fillings are bonded to the teeth and actually increase the strength of the tooth. Indirect restorations are made of ceramic outside your mouth in our lab and are called onlays. They are similar to ceramic crowns except that they do not cover the entire tooth. Indirect onlays are used at our office, when the missing tooth structure is too large to fill with a normal filling, but the situation doesn’t call for a full crown. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on being able to produce lifelike tooth colored fillings that are beautiful and also add strength to the tooth and we’ll provide the best option for you, whether its a direct filling or an indirect restoration (onlay).

In the last 20 years, we have seen tremendous advancements in non-metal filling materials and techniques. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we provide these filling upgrades for our patients.

Tooth Colored Fillings Before and After Marietta, GA.

Dental Fillings

Tooth colored dental fillings offer many benefits over amalgam including:

  • They are natural in color and blend well with your natural teeth
  • They are “bonded” to your teeth, which in essence pulls your tooth together, making it stronger
  • Tooth colored materials are more stable in extremely hot and cold temperatures (like when eating ice cream or drinking coffee) than amalgam, which means that they don’t expand or contract as much.

If you would like to have a FREE, no-obligation consultation to discuss tooth colored restorations, please contact our Marietta Tooth Colored Fillings Professionals at Gilreath Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.

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Please call us at (770) 796-7081.

Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

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