While no one likes to need a tooth filled, tooth-colored (white) composite fillings are often the best choice for repairing a tooth damaged by decay, fractures, cracks, or other issues. When your Salt Run Family Dentistry dentist uses composite fillings, the damaged or decayed portion of your tooth is removed and the void filled with the composite resin. Composite fillings are the most widely used filling material in cosmetic dentistry, and since it’s tooth-colored, it can be easily matched to the existing tooth, which is good news for visible teeth.
Composite fillings are very durable, but like most dental restorations, they may need to be replaced someday.
Composite fillings are generally used for:
- Decayed Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Large Spaces Between Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Worn Teeth
What is a Composite Resin?
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore a damaged or decaying tooth. Composites can also be used for cosmetic improvements to change the color of teeth or even reshaping disfigured teeth. This leads to a happy, healthier looking smile for years to come.
If you’re in need of repair to a decaying tooth, contact Salt Run Family Dentistry today and we’ll get you set up with an appointment. Consult with our dentist to see if a composite filling is right for you.