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.