We understand most people don’t want a ”silver smile“ which is why we provide (composite tooth colored fillings). In addition to being more esthetically pleasing, tooth colored fillings are also metal and mercury free. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite resins bond to the dentin and enamel of the tooth so no unnecessary tooth structure is sacrificed to creating mechanical locks. Overall tooth colored fillings are a superior choice for direct filling material.
Our dentists use composite fillings to repair minor decay, cracks, and fractures in the teeth. Composite fillings are closely matched to the color of your existing teeth for the most natural results possible. During your appointment to receive a tooth-colored filling, one of our dentists will gently remove the damaged portion of the tooth, and then proceed to clean the healthy tooth that remains. Then, she will carefully place the composite filling into the tooth. The composite material is then shaped and polished to match the natural tooth. The whole procedure generally takes less than an hour and is nearly pain-free.
Composite fillings are an effective and safe treatment that can truly enhance and improve your smile and oral health. We invite you and your family to schedule your appointments with our office today to learn more about composite fillings and how comprehensive dentistry can benefit you!