Composite Fillings

When decay or cracks in your teeth are causing you pain and discomfort, composite fillings can give your oral health the boost that it needs. A composite filling is tooth colored and easily bonds to the surface of the tooth. Full functionality is restored to the tooth and decay is stopped in its tracks. This type of filling is virtually invisible – unlike metal fillings. Sycamore Hills Dentistry carries out an extensive exam which allows us to identify the need for composite fillings restoring affected teeth to a beautiful, natural appearance.

Composite fillings are an effective cosmetic dental treatment in restoring your tooth to its natural beauty. They are ideal for patients who suffer from self-esteem issues due to decayed or damaged teeth. Once the filling is complete, you will be able to enjoy eating and drinking again as normal. The composite fillings are strong and durable. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene your composite filling should last for years.

What is a Composite Resin?

The resin used in composite fillings is made from a combination of tooth-colored glass, porcelain and polymers. Composite resin binds to the tooth and is also used to fill cavities. For patients who smoke or drink beverages such as tea or coffee, the composite resin can be used in conjunction with plastic coating to prevent staining.

The material used in composite resin is strong and acts in much the same way as your natural teeth. The surface of the tooth is protected from decay, and cracks in the tooth are sealed to prevent further damage. Composite resin is a better and cheaper option than allowing decay to destroy your teeth. We always recommend composite resin fillings for anterior teeth and those visible when you smile. Contact Sycamore Hills Dentistry for a consultation to see if composite fillings are right for you.