Repairing a tooth does not mean you need to have a metal filling added to your smile. Composite fillings are a cosmetic dental treatment that can be prepared to match your teeth at Pure Smiles Dentistry. We use composite resin for tooth repairs that is safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing. We care about your smile and want it to be beautiful and healthy, even when it needs repair.
Amalgam or metal fillings have been the standard tooth repair material for many years. While amalgam is durable, it also is very noticeable and contains mercury. Metal fillings change the appearance of your smile and require more tooth material to be removed than with composite fillings. With composite fillings, the material is color matched to your tooth so it blends into your white smile. The material is also more flexible, putting less stress on the tooth than metal fillings.
What is a Composite Resin?
White fillings are made from composite resin that is a combination of plastics, glass and ceramics. This soft material can be applied in layers to replace missing teeth material. Each layer is cured or hardened using a special light. Once the missing tooth material is filled, the surface is smoothed and polished, blending the composite resin to the tooth’s surface.
Composite fillings can be used to fill cavities, repair cracks and do other repairs. Composite resin can also be used for dental bonding, filling chips or cosmetically changing the appearance of your teeth. This versatile material has many uses to improve the health and beauty of your smile, and it is available at Pure Smiles Dentistry when you come to us for your oral health needs.
Keeping a white, healthy smile is possible when you join our dental family at Pure Smiles Dentistry. Our office in Marietta always welcomes new patients and we accept many forms of dental insurance for your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.