Composite Restorations

We offer tooth-colored composite restorations, which are strong and look fantastic.

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There are many ways to improve the appearance of your teeth and get the smile of your dreams, but none perhaps is as simple and as easy as composite restorations, or tooth-colored filling treatment. Our professional dental staff, led by our accomplished and experienced doctors, will take you through the tooth-colored filling process and explain how this unique procedure may just be the right fit for your teeth. 

If You Are Tired of Your Metal Fillings, Tooth-Colored Fillings May Help.

Perhaps you’re afraid or embarrassed to smile, laugh or simply move your head back, fearing people will notice the unsightly metal fillings in your teeth. If that sounds like you, it may be time to consider the benefits of tooth-colored fillings. Our tooth-colored fillings service provides you with virtually invisible enamel-colored fillings that blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Whether you’re looking to have filling work done or are just tired of looking at your old silver amalgam fillings in the mirror, this amazing material will give you great-looking teeth while delivering the structural support and oral health benefits your smile deserves.

What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Made of?

Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that is both safe, and easy to apply. There is no mercury or any other harmful chemicals in resin composite restorations. We also offer amalgam fillings if that’s preferred.

What Happens During a Filling?

After the cavity is cleaned and prepped, or the old metal filling is removed, the composite is gently placed and shaped to match an affected tooth’s general look and texture. A special UV light is then used to quickly and easily harden the material, creating superior quality and great-looking filling nearly impossible to detect.

So if you’re self-conscious about your metal fillings and tired of holding back the full potential of your smile, contact us today! Our doctors, along with their friendly, courteous staff can install your tooth-colored fillings in just one visit and quickly return the confidence to your smile.

Composite Restorations FAQs

Composite fillings typically last for around 5 to 7 years. Still, their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, oral hygiene practices, chewing habits, and diet. Composite fillings can last even longer with proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. However, they may eventually need to be replaced due to wear and tear, decay around the filling, or changes in the tooth structure over time. Your dentist will monitor the condition of your fillings during routine visits and recommend replacement if necessary to maintain optimal oral health.

The time it takes to get a filling can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the cavity, the filling material used, and the individual’s dental health. A filling procedure typically takes between 20 minutes to an hour. For small cavities, the process may be relatively quick, often completed in a single visit to the dentist. However, larger or more complex fillings may require multiple steps and visits. Your dentist will assess your specific situation and estimate the time needed for your filling procedure during your appointment.

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are used to repair teeth that decay, cracks, fractures, or wear have damaged. They are made of a mixture of plastic resin and finely ground glass particles, providing a natural-looking appearance that blends seamlessly with the surrounding tooth structure. Composite fillings are versatile and can be used on front and back teeth. They are especially suitable for visible areas of the mouth where aesthetics are a concern, as they can be matched to the color of the natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.

Additionally, composite fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than traditional amalgam fillings, making them a popular choice for many patients.

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