Smile Brighter With Composite Dental Fillings
At Smiles in Springfield in Springfield, VA, composite fillings offer our patients a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for cavity treatment. These fillings, made of a mixture of resin and glass or quartz particles, have gained popularity for their ability to restore teeth while seamlessly blending with your natural smile.
What Are Composite Dental Fillings?
Composite dental fillings, often referred to as tooth-colored fillings, are dental restoration materials designed to repair teeth damaged by decay, fractures, or minor trauma. They can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible once placed.
How Are Composite Dental Fillings Placed?
Our dentist will start by examining the affected tooth and taking X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. They will numb the area with a local anesthetic to ensure you feel comfortable during the procedure. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed using specialized dental instruments before applying a bonding agent, which helps the composite material adhere. Thin layers of composite resin are applied and hardened with a curing light, ensuring the filling is precisely shaped to match your tooth's natural contours. After hardening the composite, our dentist will polish the filling to achieve a smooth and natural appearance.
Advantages Over Amalgam Fillings:
Composite dental fillings offer several key advantages over traditional amalgam (silver) fillings:
- Aesthetics: Composite fillings are tooth-colored, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable.
- Conservation of Tooth Structure: Compared to amalgam fillings, composite fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure, making them a more conservative choice.
- Durability: Modern composite materials are highly durable and can withstand the forces of chewing and biting for many years.
- Mercury-Free: Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings are mercury-free, making them safer for those concerned about potential health risks.
If you're in need of dental restoration, contact us today to discuss the advantages of composite fillings with our dentist and smile with confidence once again.
Contact Smiles in Springfield About Fillings Today!
- Enjoy a metal-free restoration
- Repair cavities and tooth decay
- Strengthen tooth structure
- Experience a long-lasting solution
- Prioritize your oral health!