If you have a number of silver-colored amalgam fillings, you know how much these restorative solutions impact the appearance of your smile. Leading Edge Dentistry offers a cosmetically superior alternative – composite resin fillings. These fillings are crafted from silicon dioxide and plastic compounds that are shaded to match surrounding teeth.
Composite resin fillings look beautiful, but they also have a number of oral health benefits compared to traditional amalgams, including:
- The metal-free material means those patients with sensitivities to metallic restorations are able to safely and comfortably correct their smiles
- Directly bonded to the prepared tooth, composite resin fillings have reduced risks of further decay or loss compared with traditional amalgams that are often damaged as the cement holding them in position breaks down
- Amalgam materials expand and contract when exposed to changing temperatures. This motion may crack or fracture teeth. Thankfully, composite resin does not have the same reaction, making them more comfortable overall.
Composite resin fillings can be quickly placed in a single appointment. We remove any damaged or decayed tooth enamel and then apply and shape the composite resin. Using a curing light, we harden the tooth-colored filling into position. We can make minimal adjustments to ensure the most natural-feeling correction.
If you’d like to find out more about composite resin fillings or exchanging amalgam fillings for the more cosmetic alternative, contact our team. We’re happy to answer your questions or schedule a consultation visit.