Dr. Kathleen Mullaney • DDS • FAGD

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Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings)

When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available is composite fillings, made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings.

Benefits Of Composite Fillings

  • Composite Fillings Do Not Require As Much Drilling As Other Types Of Fillings.
    if you are familiar with amalgam fillings, you know that in order to place the filling a significant portion of your natural tooth has to be removed along with the decayed section of the tooth. this can lead to an overall weakness of the tooth structure. Composite fillings, on the other hand, require much less tooth to be removed, and once the filling has bonded to the natural tooth, it results in a stronger overall tooth.

  • Composite Resin Filling Can Be Used To Fix Chips And Cracks.
    Composite resins can also be used to fix chips and cracks in your teeth. The quick bonding, durable and tooth-colored appearance of composite resin fillings make them ideal for repairing chips and cracks in the visible teeth.

  • Composite Resin Fillings Case Fewer Instances Of Tooth Sensitivity.
    When compared to amalgam fillings, composite resins result in fewer instances of tooth sensitivity. This is because the resin helps insulate the tooth against hot and cold temperatures.

  • Composite Fillings Can Be Repaired.
    If you have composite fillings, they can be repaired if they start to degrade. This means that if Dr. Mullaney notices a degradation in the structure of the filling or the filling is accidentally damaged by excessive chewing or teeth grinding, Dr. Mullaney can clean the area and repair the filling.

  • Composite Resin Fillings Can Be Used To Replace Your Old Amalgam Fillings.
    If you are worried about the possible health effects from your old amalgam fillings, Dr. Mullaney can remove your old metal fillings and replaces them with a composite resin filling. This will remove the mercury from inside your mouth and give your teeth a brighter appearance.

Deal of the Day

* Includes necessary X-rays, Velscope Oral Cancer Screening and periodontal examination
(New Patients Only, excludes cleaning. Not billable to insurance)

Trusted in the Community

Had my first visit to Dr. Mullaney’s office this month since the pandemic and the experience was gold standard. The safety processes and clean office environment were impeccable. Dr. Mullaney and staff were, as usual, amazing. Every step was explained, the protective garments worn by staff were the best I have experienced. It was a safe and positive visit and I recommend making an appointment!!

I am a new patient. After my first dentist appointment with Dr. Mullaney, I left feeling very informed and in control of ultimately making decisions about the care and treatment I receive. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I love that they participate in helping veterans through The Freedom Day USA program. They are committed to providing a very clean and friendly atmosphere. In addition this practice goes out of its way to bring comfort and the latest in dentistry to all their patients.

I never thought that a person could enjoy going to the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Mullaney. Her attractive and serene office and Dr. Mullaney and her competent and friendly staff make every visit a pleasure. They have a gift for making each experience smooth and efficient, with meticulous attention to the patient’s needs and comfort. On a scale of 1 to 10 this practice is a 15!

Dr. Mullaney and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very professional, personable and greet you by name when you walk in the door. Dr. Mullaney is very talented and really has perfected her craft. Even with a last-minute treatment change, she is unwavering in performing the highest quality treatment available. I am extremely grateful to you all for making my visit pleasant and even fun!