Composite tooth-colored fillings can be an excellent option for filling cavities. These dental restorations are designed to be unnoticeable and natural, blending in with the teeth. These fillings repair chipped teeth and fill in decayed tooth areas. Our dental technology at our modern office allows our dentists to use composite tooth-colored fillings on both the front teeth and molars to help repair and protect your smile. Find out why Vibrant Square Dental is joining this movement in Vaughan, Ontario.
How Do Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings Compare To Other Fillings?
Composite fillings are made of a specific resin, blending plastic and ceramic particles to make a durable material easily molded and shaped during placement. They can be colored and contoured to your smile and harden enough to near-enamel strength. They are malleable enough to create a bacteria-resistant seal that protects the tooth from hot and cold sensitivities, a common problem with amalgam fillings. In some cases, composite resin can also include fluoride, which strengthens the tooth after placement and protects it from further decay.
Composite fillings can be made with the same color as your natural tooth. They’re a discreet way to repair teeth and are direct fillings, so they can be performed in one appointment. Composite fillings are also less expensive than other options, such as gold fillings, and are excellent for those with metal allergies. These advantages make it an excellent bonding material for tooth repair, help remove the appearance of metal fillings, and can instantly improve the patient’s aesthetics. Most of all, they’re an excellent option for patients looking to protect their smile for years. When you visit our office, our team can provide a consultation and exam and discuss treatment options to determine the right approach for your oral health. Other benefits include:
- Composite resin can be colored and contoured to create a natural appearance
- Less material has to be removed before the resin can be affixed
- Composite resin also includes fluoride, helping to strengthen the teeth further after placement
- Cold and hot sensitivity is eliminated, a common problem with amalgam fillings
- Metal allergies aren’t a problem like they are with some amalgam patients
Each of these factors has led to the advance of composite resins in dental practices across the country. Our team can also use them to replace amalgam fillings. Amalgam tends to impact the surrounding dental tissue, making them weaker. The fillings also break down over time, becoming weaker and prone to falling out. This can make treated teeth more susceptible to infection. The mercury within the material leaches into the tooth material in some patients, darkening it.
Our Treatment Process for Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
To fill a cavity, Dr. Maryna Kharkavets will provide local anesthetic before your procedure, so you don’t feel any pain. After administering the anesthetic, she will remove all traces of decay from the affected tooth, shaping it to prepare it for the filling. Once prepared, the composite resin is put into the tooth hole in thin layers, allowing each layer to harden with the help of a special curing light. The curing light helps finalize the bonding process, creating a tight seal against bacteria and further decay. After hardening the last layer, she will shape the filling to appear natural and blend in with the tooth.
Schedule an Appointment with Vibrant Square Dental For Tooth-Colored Fillings!
The process for receiving composite fillings is simple and starts with a call to our Vaughan, Ontario clinic. Our team will get you in for a consultation and exam. If you have a cavity, broken tooth, or a deteriorating filling, composite tooth-colored fillings can give you a discreet way to repair your teeth. Our dentists care about you and your oral health, and by speaking with us, we can advise you on the best filling that works best for your oral health. Make sure to speak with our Vaughan, Ontario office to learn more about our treatment options for cavities, procedure costs, and more by scheduling an appointment today.