What are composite dental fillings?
Traditionally, dental fillings have been made of silver-based amalgam metal. However, our dental office uses only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material. Our dentist and team have chosen to use composite filling materials in order to provide you with a more natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. There are many benefits to composite fillings, including:
- Insulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
- Material that bonds to your tooth, providing more support for the tooth’s structural integrity
- The ability to correct cavities conservatively
- No mercury or other metals are used, making the filling safer
When you receive a composite dental filling, our dentist and assistants will carefully select a filling that matches your natural tooth color to give you a more beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Fillings are placed in a single appointment. For more information about composite dental fillings and to make an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.