The Facts of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are tooth-colored and match perfectly with the rest of your smile. They are also incredibly long-lasting and durable, offering a high-quality option for areas of decay. Many patients are even having old metal fillings removed and putting composite material in its place.
What are Composite Fillings?
A filling occurs when the dentist will remove the decay from your tooth and fill it with a composite material that seals up the hole left by the decay, preventing any further decay from entering the tooth. Composite fillings are tooth-colored in nature, coming in a range of shades to match your smile perfectly. They contain no metal, so they are an ideal alternative to amalgam that has been used for years.
What are the benefits of Composite Fillings?
There are many benefits to having composite fillings placed and these include:
- Composite is tooth-colored and matches your smile
- Composite material is free of metal
- It’s durable and long-lasting
- Composite fillings are ideal for areas where metal fillings tend to fall out
What is the Filling Procedure Like?
The filling procedure is done quickly and easily right in the office. First, decay is removed from the tooth and the filling material is poured and shaped into the area. It is then cured using a specialty light to harden the filling material and filed down so that it is comfortable. The procedure is done quickly and at your own convenience. We here at Webster Family Dental want you to have the best choices available and offer composite fillings whether you need to have cavities removed and filled or want to replace old metal fillings.
If you are interested in learning more about composite fillings, contact us today!