During your dental visits with us, it’s not uncommon for Dr. Samuelson to find decay on a tooth that might need filling to restore the health of your natural tooth.
A composite filling is a type of dental restoration that is used to repair decayed, fractured, or broken teeth. These types of fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin and are matched to the color of your natural teeth so that they blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
The Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings
Composite fillings are virtually invisible and don’t interrupt the appearance of your smile.
They also bond directly to your tooth structure, which helps to reinforce the tooth and prevent future decay in that area. Additionally, because composite fills the entire cavity (unlike amalgam which leaves small spaces), it helps to seal off the tooth and keep out bacteria.
Another benefit of composite dental fillings is that they can be placed in one appointment. The entire process can be completed in just one visit to our office.
Finally, these types of dental fillings are safe for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities. Amalgam contains mercury, which can be toxic if ingested in large amounts. However, because composite is made of resin, it does not contain any metals or toxins.
If you’re in need of a filling, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. We are always accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you restore your smile.