At Hover Dental Group, we understand the importance of both the health and appearance of your smile. Our dentist and team specialize in composite dental fillings, a modern solution that not only restores teeth but also maintains their natural look.
Understanding Composite Dental Fillings
Composite fillings are made from a tooth-colored resin material that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. This advanced material is used to repair cavities, chips and fractures, offering an aesthetically pleasing and durable solution. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, which helps to strengthen the tooth’s structure.
Composite fillings are ideal for:
- Filling new cavities
- Replacing old or worn amalgam fillings
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Reshaping disfigured teeth
The Filling Process
The process of getting a composite filling is straightforward and typically completed in one appointment. Here is what to expect:
- Preparation: The tooth is prepared by removing decay and cleaning the affected area.
- Filling Application: The composite resin is applied in layers to the tooth. Each layer is hardened using a special curing light.
- Shaping and Polishing: After the final layer is applied, the filling is shaped to match the contours of your tooth and polished to blend in with your natural teeth.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
- Aesthetic Appeal: Mimics the color and texture of your natural teeth
- Tooth Preservation: Requires less removal of tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings
- Durability: Strong and long-lasting for restored teeth
- Safety: Free from mercury and other metals present in amalgam fillings
- Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of dental restorations
Achieve a Natural, Healthy Smile
If you are considering composite fillings in Longmont, Colorado, or want to replace old amalgam fillings, contact us at 303-684-9777 or book an appointment online with Dr. Casey Kochevar.