Repair And Restore Your Smile’s Natural Beauty With Composite Fillings

At Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart in Stuart, FL, dental fillings are crucial in restoring teeth damaged by decay or injury. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are popular for many due to their durability, aesthetics, and conservative approach to tooth restoration.

What are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are dental restorations made of plastic resins and finely ground glass particles. They are designed to match your teeth's natural color and appearance, making them virtually invisible. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, they are a safe and mercury-free alternative, bonding directly to the tooth structure and providing strength and support to the damaged tooth.

How are Composite Fillings Placed?

  • Diagnosis: Our dentist will begin by diagnosing the extent of tooth decay or damage through a visual examination and X-rays.
  • Local Anesthesia: If necessary, local anesthesia will be administered to ensure you feel no discomfort during the procedure.
  • Tooth Preparation: The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, leaving a clean, cavity-shaped space.
  • Bonding Agent Application: A bonding agent is applied to the prepared tooth surface, helping the composite material adhere securely.
  • Layered Application: The composite resin is applied in layers, each hardened with a special light.
  • Shaping and Polishing: After all layers are applied and cured, the dentist shapes the composite to match the natural contours of the tooth. Finally, it is polished to achieve a smooth, aesthetically pleasing finish.

What are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings blend seamlessly with natural teeth, making them a great choice for visible areas of the mouth. Unlike amalgam fillings, which require more extensive tooth removal, composite fillings are strong and durable, with a lifespan comparable to traditional amalgam fillings. Composite fillings allow for more conservative preparations, preserving more of your natural tooth structure. The materials used are less conductive to heat and cold, reducing the likelihood of post-treatment sensitivity.

If you require a dental filling, contact us today to determine whether composite fillings are the right solution for you. Composite fillings can help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.

Contact Family & Implant Dentistry Of Stuart About Composite Fillings Today!

  • Enjoy a safe, mercury-free restoration
  • Repair tooth decay and cavities
  • Preserve more natural tooth structure
  • Restore chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Show off a healthy-looking smile!