Best Amalgam Alternative: Natural, “Tooth-Colored” Composite Restorations
If you need damaged tooth restored, you no longer have to settle for unsightly metal fillings. Thanks to advances in dental science, there’s composite resin that can be color-matched to your teeth and looks much more natural.
Composite filling is made of plastic and glass mixture. It’s used for filling cavities, restoring misshapen teeth, or improving the appearance of a smile.
How is a dental composite filling placed?
Composite filling is applied in layers that are each hardened using a light. After this, next step is to form the composite to ensure it fits your tooth. Last step is the polishing, which helps prevent early wear and staining.
What are the advantages of composites?
The major advantage of composite filling is its aesthetic appeal. It can be made to look like your actual tooth.
Once the composite resin is applied on your tooth, it helps strengthen the tooth structure protecting it from damages or breakage. Composite resin can adapt to changes in temperature and this prevents your tooth from cracking.
Getting dental composite fillings only takes a single dental visit! If you are interested, let us know and we’ll be more than happy to respond to any questions you may have.