In the past, cavity patients were automatically given fillings made of unsightly mix of metals that were mostly mercury. Today, however, composite fillings are the most popular treatment for cavities and the restoration of a tooth’s strength and health. Composite fillings are beautiful dental fillings that are made of a resin composite that matches the natural color and texture of your tooth. This resin composite material fills your cavity and restores the strength and stability of your tooth without compromising the appearance of your smile.
Starting in the 1990s, composite fillings became a popular choice due to the concern of mercury in dental fillings. Popularity has skyrocketed since, because composite fillings are not only safe and effective, but also pleasing to the eye as they blend in seamlessly to your natural tooth. Composite fillings are long lasting and attractive, providing the perfect option for patients who want to have a cavity filled – and even to those who want to replace old fillings with composite fillings.
Because of their natural look, composite fillings can help patients look younger and healthier. This tooth-colored filling is also very durable, and it’s designed to last for several years before it needs replacement. Whether you have a cavity, chipped tooth, cracked or broken teeth, worn teeth, or you need to fill the space between two (or more) teeth, composite fillings are an excellent option for your oral health and for your smile.
If you’re interested in learning more about how composite fillings could be right for you, or to make your next appointment, call our office at (562) 434-6414 and we’ll find the solution for you.