Until recently, most dentists have used amalgam fillings to treat cavities. While these restorations can be effective, many patients don’t care for their noticeable appearance and are concerned that they contain mercury.
At Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use customized composite fillings to ensure a natural appearance. Made from a durable, tooth-colored resin, these restorations will blend in seamlessly with your teeth for a stunning smile. They also don’t contain any mercury, so you can rest easy knowing that your health is protected.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings offer several unique benefits that amalgam fillings can’t match. Some of these include:
- Natural appearance
- Customized to match your teeth
- Bonds directly with your tooth
- Preserves more of your natural tooth structure
Placing Your Filling
In most cases, Dr. López will be able to place your filling in a single office visit. He’ll begin the procedure by applying a local anesthetic to numb your infected tooth, ensuring you won’t feel any pain. He’ll also remove any decayed tissue so your tooth is clean.
Once you’re ready, Dr. López will bond the composite resin to your tooth and shape it so it blends in naturally. Once your filling is in place, your tooth will look and function like it’s supposed to again. Just make sure to avoid eating or drinking until the numbness from the anesthesia has worn off.