There are many reasons you may find yourself needing a tooth filling including decay, fractures, or cracked or broken teeth. At Smile Creations, our Austin dentists offer natural-looking composite fillings. Tooth-colored composite fillings have surpassed amalgam silver fillings as the standard of care in treating minor to moderate tooth decay. They can also last for many years and closely resemble teeth both in appearance and strength. Learn more about composite fillings, and why they may be the right choice for you.
Composite fillings can usually be placed in one appointment, and last around an hour depending on the situation and size of the filling or tooth break.
With proper care, a composite filling will last for at least five years.
A More Natural Look: With many shades and colors to choose from, your filling will match the color of your original tooth. The composite can also be shaped to resemble the original tooth, making composite fillings and repairs ideal for front teeth.
Less Intrusive: Less drilling is needed with composite fillings when compared to traditional amalgam fillings.
Strength: Composite fillings are directly bonded to the tooth, and are heat-cured which increases the strength of the filling. In comparison, Amalgam fillings do not bond to the tooth.
At Smile Creations, our Austin dentists are dedicated to providing the highest quality care that modern dentistry has to offer and work with only the best materials, equipment, and laboratories. Schedule an appointment today!