Composite fillings are a tooth-colored cosmetic resin used to repair damage to your teeth.
This alternative to old-fashioned metal amalgam is made of a combination of plastic and glass. Your dental work hides in plain sight, matching the color of your natural teeth instead of flashing silver and black at everyone you meet.
There is no metal at all. No silver, no copper, no lead. There is no chance of an allergic reaction of toxic ingredients leeching out. The pain of galvanic reaction, caused by two metal fillings creating an electric current in your mouth, is avoided.
Adding composite fillings is a simple procedure. Your teeth will be numbed and any decay will be removed from your tooth. The tooth will be treated with a special solution to make it easier for the filling to bond. The resin is then applied and shaped to match the surrounding teeth. A special ultraviolet light is used to cure the resin in seconds. Once the filling is trimmed and polished to match the surrounding teeth, the procedure is finished.
The color of the resin can be matched with the color of your teeth, allowing it to blend in seamlessly. This is an ideal restoration for damage in highly visible areas, such as the front teeth.
To learn more or to make an appointment for composite fillings, call our office today.