What is a Composite Filling?
We are proud to offer white fillings, also known as composite fillings, in our office. This filling is made from a mixture of glass and plastic to create a natural looking filling. White fillings are used to help blend the filling in with the natural look of your teeth for the most natural look for your smile. Traditional silver fillings or amalgam fillings are dark and cause patients to be self-conscious about their smile. In addition, silver fillings cause your teeth to crack and cause sensitivity. With our white fillings, you will never have to be self-conscious about your smile again. These fillings are comfortable to wear and can be match to your exact tooth color.
Composite fillings can help close gaps between the teeth, repair chipped teeth and fix broken teeth, Composite fillings can last for several years, but they are susceptible to staining and chipping. Porcelain can be used if you wish to avoid staining on the plastic white filling that is used in most bonding procedures. (Ask us about Lumineers)
If you want to fix your smile or hide any problem areas in your smile, contact us today for a consultation and we can set you up for a scheduled appointment to fix those problem areas. Most of the time, we can complete the bonding procedure the same day!
How is a Composite Filling Placed?
For a composite filling to be placed, all dental decay must first be removed from the tooth in question. Once the tooth has been cleaned, an etchant is then placed on top of the tooth to clean and open up the pores of the tooth.
Once the pores are open, our dentist will apply a priming and bonding agent the tooth. The filling will then be placed inside of the tooth. Once in place, a light will be placed over the filling and they bond together and harden.
After the filling is hardened, our dentist will check to ensure that your bite feels natural and that the filling is in the proper place. If an adjustment needs to be made, it will be made right away.
Replace Your Amalgam Fillings
We specialize in replacing all of your amalgam fillings with white fillings. If you are interested in this procedure, we recommend that you talk to one of our dentists at your next appointment.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are ready to have your teeth cleaned or you want to learn more about our white fillings, call our office today to schedule a free consultation.