Fillings are one of the most commonly used tooth repairs, replacing lost tooth material and sealing the surface. Amalgam (silver fillings) has been used for many decades to fill cavities and repair teeth, but it is not the only cosmetic dentistry option. Composite fillings have many benefits over amalgam, including its white color. At Majestic Smile Studio, we offer white composite fillings at our dental center in Yorba Linda, CA.
Composite fillings are made from a special resin that is designed for tooth repair. Composite resin is made with medical-grade plastics and ceramics and comes in multiple white colors that can be matched to the color of the patient’s teeth. This material is flexible, yet durable, providing a lasting sealant for repairing cracks and holes in the surfaces of teeth.
Compared to amalgam, composite fillings offer a more natural appearance. They blend with the color of the teeth, unlike silver fillings that look unnatural. Amalgam can also change the color of the tooth to gray over time and contains a small amount of mercury. For many people, white composite fillings are the best choice for safety and appearance when repairing teeth
Composite fillings are performed using a putty-like resin. The resin is used to fill in cracks or cavities, then hardened using a special curing light. Once the resin is cured, the surface is polished to smooth the edges. With the tooth-colored options, it is almost impossible to notice a composite filling once it is complete.
Composite resin is used for fillings and bonding. Cosmetic bonding can be used to cover stains on teeth or to change the shape of teeth for a more attractive appearance. Composite resin for fillings and cosmetic bonding can last for decades when good oral hygiene is performed.
When you need a tooth repair, composite fillings cn offer a durable and attractive option over silver fillings. If you want white fillings for your tooth repair, come see us at Majestic Smile Studio. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings at our dental center in the Anaheim and Yorba Linda, CA, area. Contact us for an appointment.