Composite dental fillings are a popular and modern restorative option used to treat dental cavities and restore the natural appearance of teeth. Also known as tooth-colored fillings, composite fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles, which closely match the color of the natural teeth. These fillings are a significant improvement over traditional amalgam fillings, as they offer a more aesthetically pleasing solution for treating cavities, especially in visible areas of the mouth.
Are Composite Dental Fillings Right for Me?
Composite dental fillings are an excellent choice for individuals of all ages who require treatment for dental cavities or minor tooth damage. They are particularly suitable for patients who prioritize aesthetics, as composite fillings blend seamlessly with the natural tooth color, making them virtually indistinguishable. Additionally, composite fillings are a safe and effective option for both front and back teeth.
The Treatment Process
The process of getting composite dental fillings is relatively straightforward and minimally invasive. After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, Dr. Jasmeet Punia will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. The cavity is then cleaned thoroughly, and the composite filling material is applied in layers and hardened using a special light. It is then shaped and polished to match you smile and bite.
Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings
- It has a tooth-colored appearance for filling cavities in visible areas, avoiding the metallic look of amalgam fillings.
- They bond directly to the tooth structure, providing additional support and reducing the risk of tooth fractures.
- Composite fillings are mercury-free, making them a safer choice for those concerned about amalgam’s mercury content.
Say Goodbye to Cavities Today!
We are happy to provide composite dental fillings in Mill Creek, Washington, for all our patients! Give 360 Dental of Mill Creek a call at 425-999-8159 and schedule a visit with our dentist.