Composite Dental Fillings
At Woodstock Smiles, we offer patients composite, or tooth-colored, dental fillings to help repair the damage done by tooth decay and cavities. Composite dental fillings offer a number of advantages over traditional amalgam, or metal, fillings that help to improve patient comfort and satisfaction.
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings offer benefits that include:
- Amalgam fillings standout from the natural color and complexion of a patient's tooth. Composite dental fillings are tooth-colored and blend seamlessly into your smile. Restore your tooth with a subtle filling that looks and feel natural.
- Amalgam fillings contain traces levels of mercury that could potentially present a health hazard. Composite fillings contain no mercury or other hazardous metal. Composite dental filling material includes organic resin that’s durable, making it perfect for teeth.
- While amalgam fillings can last for years, and even decades, they will eventually breakdown. Composite fillings offer extraordinary durability that can last for a lifetime. It bonds to the tooth and hardens quickly. Plus, the filling is less likely to fall out or experience damage.
Composite vs. Amalgam - What's the Difference?
Dental amalgam is composed of a mixture of metals that include liquid elemental mercury and a powdered alloy that consists of copper, silver, and tin. Roughly half of the weight of dental amalgam comes from elemental mercury.
Resin Composite is composed of a ceramic and plastic compound that's designed to blend seamlessly into a tooth's natural color.
Protect Your Oral Health
Untreated cavities and tooth decay can lead to infections and oral health problems. Protect your oral health by filling cavities with composite dental fillings. At Woodstock Smiles, our restorative dental services will improve your teeth and smile! Your oral health is essential, and we employ highly skilled dentists who create customized treatment plans for you. Treat tooth decay, get rid of cavities, and restore your smile with us. Contact our office today.