When you think of dental fillings, you may picture metal, amalgam fillings used to repair decay or cavities in teeth. For cosmetic dentistry, composite fillings can be used for many types of improvements to teeth. Not only can cavities be filled with a white composite resin, this versatile material can hide flaws and offer an affordable solution to transform your smile. At Rolling Hills Dentistry, we use composite fillings in a variety of ways to help improve the beauty of our patients’ smiles.
Composite fillings can be used as a bonding material that can repair chipped teeth, change the shape of teeth or cover other flaws. This can also be done with porcelain veneers, but composite fillings are more affordable and can be done in one office visit. This can be a sensible solution to repairing one or two teeth that are detracting from the beauty of your smile. The color of the resin can be matched to your existing teeth to blend into your smile.
Another option for composite fillings is for cavity repair. If you need a filling, you can choose to have composite versus amalgam. Composite resin is durable and flexible; it can withstand pressure and is a viable material for tooth repair without needing to add metal to your teeth.
Composite resin is made from materials like glass, plastics and ceramic to create a flexible putty that can be applied to a prepared tooth surface. In most cases, the resin is applied in layers and hardened with a special light. It quickly cures and can be safe to apply pressure to by the time you leave our office. There is no pain or discomfort with the procedure.
If you have dental flaws you want to hide like gaps or chipped teeth, composite fillings can be a way to cover these issues. Our team at Rolling Hills Dentistry will be happy to go over the options on the uses for composite fillings to help you achieve your perfect smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding white composite fillings.