Composite fillings are generally used in place of the traditional, metal amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are more attractive than their metal counterpart, more versatile, and are able to bolster your tooth structure. The resin material used to create composite fillings is colored to match your teeth, making this type of filling very popular in Houston cosmetic dentistry. Our prosthodontist will recommend composite fillings over the placement of metal amalgam in a variety of dental restoration cases
Benefits of Houston Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX
- -Composite fillings can be shaded to match your existing teeth, and therefore can be used in Houston cosmetic dentistry practices to repair any chipping, wear, or decay to the front teeth undetected.
- -As composite fillings are shaded to match your teeth, they are also preferred by patients who wish to “hide” fillings not only in the highly visible front teeth but also in the back teeth, which may show when talking or laughing.
- -Composite fillings used in our Houston cosmetic dentistry practice are made of a mixture of glass and plastic. There are no metals and no mercury in composite fillings.
- -Composite fillings are bonded directly to your teeth, unlike metal amalgam, and can therefore be used by our Houston cosmetic dentistry practice to strengthen a tooth with limited structure remaining.
A Visit for Houston Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston, TX
When we perform composite fillings in our Houston cosmetic dentistry practice, the resin material is bonded to your teeth in layers. Each layer is hardened or cured with a dental light, providing a strong bond between the tooth and the filling. The composite filling is then shaped to fit your bite and polished to prevent staining.
Composite fillings are a simple way to improve your appearance and strengthen your teeth. If you need fillings or if you would like to replace your existing metal fillings, contact our Houston cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule an appointment today.