Composite Fillings

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A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Our doctors can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth. Because they are strong, composite fillings are also appropriate in the back teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings may have to be replaced eventually. They are very durable and with proper care will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Dental fillings from Greentree Dental are a great choice to fill cavities or restore decayed teeth. Although silver amalgam was commonly used for fillings years ago, today we prefer to use tooth-colored composite materials such as resins and porcelains. Not only do these materials replace the damaged or decayed area of your tooth, but they can also be shaped to match the structure of your tooth leaving you with a strong, healthy and protected tooth.

Reasons for composite fillings:
  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth