What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are made from a high grade non-toxic quartz and hypo-allergenic plastic resin. They look and feel just like your natural teeth and are not noticeable like traditional metal fillings.
The composite filling is designed to naturally blend in with your other teeth and does not provide an after-taste thanks to the quartz and plastic that make up composite fillings. It can also be used to repair chipped teeth and our cosmetic dentist will match the exact coloring or your tooth for a flawless finish.
Why Get a Composite Filling?
Your new composite filling will restore the health of your teeth by ensuring that you are free of cavities. It will also prevent the accumulation of bacteria buildup in the former cavity location. The composite filling can prevent the inner nerve from becoming exposed, therefore reducing pain caused by cavities.
Without a filling, the structure of your tooth may be at risk and eventually it can become a much larger issue than just getting a simple one hour composite filling procedure. If you don’t get a filling, you may eventually be at risk of losing your tooth altogether.
Modern composite fillings are utilized for multiple purposes including treating:
Cavities: Composite filling material is a highly safe and effective way to remove decay and fill in a cavity while protecting the tooth from further damage.
Chipped or broken teeth: Repair your chipped or cracked tooth with a composite filling to make it look like new again, and even match the existing tooth color.
Worn-down teeth: Teeth sometimes wear down and become fragile or brittle. Strengthen these weakened teeth with composite fillings while also restoring their appearance.
Gaps between teeth: With composite fillings any small openings or gaps between teeth can be easily repaired and filled in.