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Dental Composite Resin Fillings Madison

Fillings are the most common treatment to stop the spread of cavities (dental caries) caused by tooth decay. The dentists at Total Care Dental use fillings for cavity treatment. Silver amalgam was once the most popular material, though they are no longer used for several reasons. We only use the more aesthetic and biocompatible tooth-colored composite resin fillings. 

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Restorative Dentistry Wisconsin Trust for Flawless, Healthy Smiles

Fillings are the most common treatment to stop the spread of cavities (dental caries) caused by tooth decay. The comprehensive dentists at Total Care Dental in Madison provide composite resin fillings for cavity treatment. Our professionals provide life-changing dental restoration services, ensuring you have a beautiful, long-lasting smile. We keep up with the latest innovations and standards in restorative dentistry to ensure you receive only the best, most complete care for your teeth.

Silver amalgam fillings have long been the standard for stopping the spread of cavities and restoring decayed teeth. In recent years, they have been replaced by more aesthetic and biocompatible tooth-colored composite resin fillings. These fillings better resemble your actual teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile. Resin fillings are so revolutionary, they are our preferred treatment option.


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Madison Dentists Recommend Composite Fillings over Amalgam

Fillings of resin, silver, and gold

By bonding directly to your teeth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of your tooth. Silver amalgam fillings do not bond to the tooth and can expand/contract with temperature changes, making them more likely to cause tooth fractures. Since broken teeth are very expensive to restore, composites can save a lot of expenses in the long run. 3 reasons we recommended composite fillings include:

  • Composites are mercury-free. Mercury in fillings to some can be toxic.
  • Composites require less removal of tooth structure. Especially with new cavities, the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with composites. 
  • Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth.

Composite resin fillings have become a popular choice due to their effective ability to match a tooth's color better than silver fillings. Though, the best dental filling is no filling at all. Preventative dental health care will keep your teeth strong and flaw-free. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, and regularly visiting your TCD dentist will keep your teeth cavity-free. If decay causes cavities and stains, trust Total Care Dental for the best restorative dentistry services, including bonded veneers and fillings.

X-Ray Showing Dental FillingsLong-Lasting Results with Composite Resin

Composite resin fillings take longer to apply to teeth than silver amalgam. However, spending a few extra minutes at our dental office will save you a lot of time later. The natural coloring of composite resin will last just as long as an amalgam filling without affecting the appearance of your smile.

If you currently have silver amalgam or metal fillings, you can have them replaced with composite resin. Just contact our dentists for a consultation to get started. We use the latest dental technology to determine the safety of removing and replacing your current fillings.

Tooth Extraction and Replacement

A cavity that reaches the root of your tooth may require root canal therapy instead of a regular filling. If a cavity continues to grow and does not get filled, the tooth will need to be extracted to prevent further spread of decay. The missing tooth will then be replaced with a dental implant or crown, depending on the health of your remaining teeth, gums, and jaw.


Common Questions About Resin Fillings

Q: How much do resin fillings cost?

A: Resin fillings, also known as resin composite fillings, can on average cost between $225 and $467 per tooth. The ultimate cost will vary based on how many sides of the tooth have decayed.

Q: What is resin filling?

A: Resin fillings are used to fill cavities in teeth caused by tooth decay, but could be used to fix other dental issues. They are chemically bonded to the teeth that need to be filled.

Q: How long does a resin filling last?

A: Resin fillings do not last forever. These should be checked at the regular 6-month checkup, as they may need to be replaced. They are more prone to chipping, which could lead to more visits to the dentist.


Resin Fillings Don’t Break the Bank

Madison Woman with Resin Filling

Receiving composite fillings now can prevent a cavity from growing and causing an infection. This will save you money in the long run, as a filling keeps you from needing a root canal or dentures in the future. If you require financing, TCD of Madison has the financial dental plans to meet your needs. You don’t have to choose between breaking the budget and restoring your smile. We accept cash or personal check, credit cards, CareCredit cards, Illumisure, and most major insurance plans. For patients who have no dental insurance, we offer a 5% discount when $300 is paid in full before treatment.

Dental insurance companies may require the patient to pay the difference between a silver and composite filling on back teeth. Let your Madison dentist know if you have any questions about your insurance, and we'd be happy to do a complimentary benefits check for you.

Contact our Madison dental clinic for complete oral health care at 608-274-1911 or request a dental appointment online!

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Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.

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  • Low-cost monthly payments
  • 10% off additional treatments
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Meet the TCD Madison Dentists

Our team of compassionate and knowledgeable professionals create a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring patients of all ages feel welcome. At TCD, we treat every patient like a member of our family.

Dr. Brett Clark

Dr. Brett Clark

Dentist & Owner

Little League Coach, Barefoot Water Skier, Exercise Junkie, Super-Dad!

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Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dr. Jason Vandehaar

Dentist & Owner

Eagle Scout, Badger Fan, Dog Lover, Lifeguard, Hater of Shredded Coconut!

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow

Dr. Tammy Kalsow


Positive, loving, nurturing spirit. 

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Dental Hygienist

Positive Spirit, Team Leader, Hockey Mom; "A family that flosses together stays together!"

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Dr. Tammy Kalsow
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