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Dental fillings have come a long way since the days of amalgam fillings. Today, we use composite materials to repair cavities and maintain the natural look of your teeth. We’ll discuss what composite fillings are and how they benefit your smile.
What Are Composite Fillings?
These fillings are made from a blend of plastic and fine glass particles. Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, they fillings blend in naturally with your teeth, making them almost invisible.
Check out this video by the American Dental Association that goes into greater detail:
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings to Repair Your Smile
A filling is used if you have a cavity or small areas of damage to your teeth. If you have a cavity, we’ll remove the decayed portion and replace it with a filling material. You can expect many unique benefits:
Blends in With Your Smile – Unlike metal fillings, the composite material will blend in seamlessly next to other teeth.
Less Tooth Structure Removed – Composite fillings don’t need as much of your healthy tooth removed.
Less Tooth Sensitivity – Because the composite materials bond easily, you’ll experience less sensitivity.