At the Aesthetic Surgery Center we use composite fillings, which is a tooth colored plastic and glass combination used to restore decayed teeth. Although there are several options available for teeth filling (Teeth can be filled with gold, porcelain, silver amalgam) patients are choosing more and more for the tooth-colored option. The composite filling material can also be used for the front teeth as a veneer (laminate). The composite filling material is a cheaper option for patients who don’t have the money to spend on porcelain laminate veneers. The material is used in ways similar to the use of composite resin fillings. We use composites for cosmetic corrections of the smile by replacing the color of the teeth or restructuring mutilated teeth.
The biggest benefits of composites are the aesthetic value. Our dentist can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites connect to the tooth to upkeep the remaining tooth structure, which prevent breakage and protect the tooth from extreme temperature changes. Like eating ice cream or drinking hot tea.
How to apply composite fillings
To place a composite filling is more time consuming than it is for a metal filling. The reason is composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the crack is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are used more often than amalgam or gold fillings. The reason is that composite fillings are much more aesthetic than the conventional fillings. In our society people are focused on a white, bright smile. More and more patients want fillings that blend with the biological color of their teeth.
Our dentist can replace your existing silver amalgam fillings for composite fillings in a single visit. Contact us if you want more information if you want to learn more about your options. Improve your appearance with composite fillings and improve you self-confidence.