Dental fillings are the most effective cosmetic dentistry treatment to restore an area of decay within a tooth. While past fillings were made of metal or amalgam, our modern dental team is pleased to offer a more preferred filling material using composite resin. Unlike silver fillings, composite fillings are tooth-colored so that they blend seamlessly within your smile. Composite resin is an ideal choice to not only repair a cavity but also to make minor cosmetic improvements within a tooth as well. As an expert in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Sagunarthy uses a careful blend of science and artistry to ensure your composite filling is durable and natural-looking.
Tooth Colored Dental Fillings
Composite resin is frequently referred to as a “tooth colored dental filling.” The filling is made of a white plastic and glass mixture that can bond directly to the surface of the tooth. Dental composite can effectively repair an area of decay as well as change the color, size or shape of a tooth. In fact, tooth colored fillings are a simple and cost-effective way to close a minor tooth gap, fix a chipped tooth or erase a stubborn stain. Composite resin is fabricated and applied to sustain everyday dental function, and it won’t expand or blacken with time, like amalgam fillings do. Patients also appreciate that tooth colored fillings do not contain mercury or metal, and they mimic the natural teeth better than any other type of filling.
Our white composite fillings and other cosmetic dental services are performed in a relaxing and rewarding environment. We treat patients like members of our family, so you can expect to be informed and comfortable at every step of your visit. Restoring a damaged tooth is important for the health and function of your smile. However, we never dismiss the value of providing restorations that look natural and beautiful as well.
To learn more about composite fillings or to schedule your appointment at our state-of-the-art dental office, please contact Carolina Commons Dentistry today. We consider it a privilege to repair and enhance your smile!