When you need a tooth repair, you do not want visible evidence left behind to mar your smile. Metal fillings can change the appearance of your teeth, leaving them gray and discolored. With white composite fillings, you can have quality dental repairs without the noticeable metal left on your teeth. At Dental Care Center at Kennestone, we are happy to offer composite fillings for dental repairs and cosmetic dentistry procedures to help improve the health and beauty of your smile.
Composite fillings offer similar results of metal or amalgam fillings without the ugly metal appearance. When tooth material needs to be replaced, composite fillings can be color-matched to your tooth and used to repair the surface. Amalgam was the most common filling type for many years. Due to the metal appearance and concerns about the mercury they contain, many people are opting for composite fillings. These white fillings are safe and durable, while matching the color of your smile.
What is a Composite Resin?
White fillings are made from composite resin, a substance made from a specialized mixture of plastics and glass components. The composite resin used today is more durable. It can be used to repair or fill even back molars that were once only filled with amalgam. The resin is soft and applied to the tooth in layers. Each layer is hardened to create a durable tooth-like material using a special light. Composite resin fillings and tooth repairs can last for many years and retain their white appearance.
Composite dental resin is used for many tooth repairs and cosmetic procedures. This versatile substance can repair chipped teeth, replace old metal fillings or even cover dental flaws. Other advantages of composite resin are that it is affordable and only takes one visit to put in place. It is a painless procedure and can be used in a variety of ways to improve the beauty of your smile. Contact our office today to learn more about composite resin and fillings.