Composite Fillings

It once was commonplace to see metal flash when a person laughed or talked. Many cavities and tooth repairs were once completed using amalgam or metal fillings. Now, you see many people with perfectly white teeth, even their back molars. Does this mean they have never had a filling or cavity? Possibly. But more likely they have composite fillings that are almost impossible to detect because they match your tooth color.

At Amber Hills Dental, we want our patients to have healthy, beautiful smiles. Composite fillings can provide both. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made composite fillings an option for repairing all teeth, not just the anterior, or front teeth, like in the past. Even back molars can be filled with composite resin. The method for applying this material has improved to make it more durable. In fact, it can be easier on your teeth, having more flexibility than amalgam that can put stress on the tooth structure. Many people are choosing to have old metal fillings removed for health and cosmetic reasons, replacing them with white composite fillings.

What is a Composite Resin?

So what is this white filling material that can enhance your smile? Composite resin is a safe blend of plastics, ceramics, glass and other materials like quartz. This creates a putty-like substance that can be applied to your teeth in layers, with each layer hardened by a special light as it is applied. Once the tooth repair is made, the surface is polished and smoothed, blending it in with the natural tooth surface. Once it is complete, it is difficult to see when the filling starts and your tooth begins, making it perfect for many different types of dental repairs.

If you have old metal fillings or need new dental repairs, consider the cosmetic and health benefits of using composite fillings. We are happy to offer it for many cosmetic and general dentistry repairs at Amber Hills Dental. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation regarding our composite fillings

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