A healthy, white smile is desirable by most people but silver fillings can detract from the appearance of your teeth. At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can repair and transform teeth using composite fillings that are white and color matched to your teeth. Made from composite resin, these fillings are safe and durable while blending perfectly into your smile for a beautiful appearance.
Amalgam or metal fillings are a cosmetic dental treatment that have been used for decades to repair teeth. However, these fillings can change the appearance of your smile and contain mercury. Composite fillings have been improved to provide an alternative to metal fillings for tooth repair. The resin used is more flexible, putting less stress on teeth than amalgam. For those concerned about the dangers of mercury, composite fillings offer a safe, non-toxic substance that can replace tooth material and match the color of the tooth.
What is a Composite Resin?
The resin in composite fillings is made from a blend of plastics, glass and ceramics. The resin is applied in layers to the tooth when filling a cavity. Each layer is cured or hardened with a specialized light, creating a tough, durable surface. Once the cavity is filled with resin, the surface is smoothed and blended to the tooth. It is almost impossible to see the filling, keeping your teeth and smile white while offering a durable tooth repair.
Composite resin is also used in dental bonding. For cosmetic purposes, the resin can be formed to change the shape of your teeth or to cover discolorations. This can be an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers to change the appearance of your teeth, closing gaps or repairing chipped teeth.
At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are happy to offer composite fillings for our patients. Whether you just need a tooth repair or want to explore options for improving your smile, talk to our dental experts about using composite fillings or cosmetic dental bonding. Contact our office today to schedule your visit today at our Dunwoody office.