When a tooth has an area of decay or damage that extends past the outer enamel layer, intervention is necessary. If untreated, the decay can progress rapidly to penetrate the inner tooth layer and the nerve of the tooth. To help patients avoid more invasive treatments and to restore the health and appearance of a decayed tooth, we proudly offer white composite fillings, a preferred tooth-colored material that is far superior to silver fillings used in the past.
What is a Composite Resin?
When it comes to repairing a cavity or fixing a chipped tooth, we deliver the most preferred materials. Composite resin is a mix of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles that naturally blends with the color of your tooth. It is a filling choice that preserves the function and strength of a tooth as well as its natural appearance.
Composite resin can be used in a number of ways, and can be placed on just about any tooth surface. We use white fillings to restore decayed teeth, as well as make minor cosmetic improvements to your smile. Using composite resin, our dentists are able to change the color of a tooth or reshape teeth that are disfigured, which makes it a quick, effective and affordable solution in cosmetic dentistry.
During a composite filling procedure, the composite resin will be placed in layers. A specialized blue light will harden each layer, and one of our skilled cosmetic dentists will custom shape the composite to fit your tooth. Finally, we will polish your filling to prevent staining and early wear. Composite fillings are the preferred choice over metal or amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings offer the following:
- Blended, Natural Aesthetics
- Long-term Safety
- Durability & Strength
- Mercury-free Option
To determine if a white composite filling can restore or enhance your smile, call Family Smiles Dental today. With our complete menu of cosmetic dental services, we can improve your smile confidence while respecting your budget and time.
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