For years dentists have used amalgam fillings made from metal to fill weak and decayed teeth in an attempt to protect them from further damage. Advancement in dental techniques has lead to the creation of composite fillings that mimic the look, feel, and durability of natural teeth.
Composites use a resin based material made from ceramic and plastic compounds. They bond more naturally with the surface of the tooth than metal fillings, providing better coverage and strength. They match the color and appearance of other teeth and are primarily used on teeth that are visible when you smile, although they can be used on back teeth as well.
Composite fillings are ideal for our patients that have new cavities that need to be filled or old silver fillings that need to be replaced. We would be happy to speak with you about how composite based fillings can restore your natural smile at your next dental appointment.