Can Composite Fillings Get Stained?

Our Lynnwood dentistry clinic offers composite, tooth-colored fillings for patients with cavities. These fillings offer the advantage of blending in with your natural tooth structure so that nobody, but your dentist knows that you’ve had restoration work done. Unfortunately, over time, these fillings can become stained so that they stand out on your tooth.

Teeth Whitening with Fillings

The bad news is that a composite filling does not respond to conventional bleaching agents the way your natural teeth will. Tooth whitener may only serve to enhance the contrast between your white tooth structure and the stained filling.

However, your dentist should be able to polish the surface of a badly stained filling until it matches your natural dentin again. Contact our Lynnwood Dentistry for more information.