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Natural Looking Composite Dental Fillings

Get a Natural, Long-Lasting Smile with Composite Dental Fillings

Even people who maintain great oral hygiene can get a cavity.  It happens but when it does, we have you covered.   Natural Looking composite dental fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are a popular dental restoration option.  This material has provided dentists with a revolutionary way of treated cavities.  

 Composite dental fillings are made from resin and glass or quartz filler.  This creates a durable, long-lasting filling that looks completely natural, and the material can be created so that it is an exact color-match to the tooth it is being applied to.

Composite dental fillings are the perfect alternative to traditional amalgam (metal) fillings.  When amalgam fillings are used, they can be unattractive. Not only are they unsightly, but they may also contain mercury, which is a toxic substance.

 

Dental Filling Treatment

When you undergo treatment that requires a composite filling, the process typically begins with one of our dentists getting you ready for the procedure.  A local anesthetic is used for the purpose of numbing the affected area of the mouth.

 The decayed portion of the tooth is then removed using a dental drill or laser.  This process will result in leaving a clean, healthy tooth surface.

Once the decay has been removed, one of our dentists will shape the tooth and apply an adhesive to the surface.

The composite dental filling material is then placed on the tooth and are then artistically but clinically shaped to fit the natural contours of the tooth so that it will not affect the natural bite.

One of the biggest advantages of the treatment is that they are bonded directly to the tooth.  This will ensure a strong and durable seal.

The benefit of this strong bond is to prevent the tooth from further decay and to also protect the tooth from further damage.

Composite dental fillings can be sculpted and polished to blend seamlessly with all the surrounding teeth.  This will provide you with the most natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result.

Using Compostite Dental Fillings For Various Dental Issues

In our Tigard dental office, we also use composite dental fillings to repair teeth that have been chipped or cracked.  We also use the high-quality material to fill in gaps between teeth.

The treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored or misshapen.

We at TruDentisty would like our patients to know that composite dental fillings are a safe and effective dental restoration option for many patients.

Having said that, they may not be suitable for all patients. Patients who have large or deep cavities may not be a candidate for the composite material. Our highly qualified team will be able to advise you on whether composite fillings are the best option for your specific needs.

Composite dental fillings are the most popular and effective dental restoration option.  They offer many benefits over traditional amalgam fillings. They are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

We use this material to repair a wide range of dental issues that our patients present to us. If you believe that  you may need a dental filling or are interested in learning more about composite dental fillings, please reach out to us and let us know how we can answer any questions you might have.