Our Doctors at Ben Lomond Dental will repair decayed areas in the teeth with a composite or white filling. A composite filling is a tooth-colored filling that blends in with the look of your teeth. Composite fillings are used to reshape a tooth and provide cosmetic enhancements to the surface of your teeth.
Why Composite Filling?
Some patients feel they are fine with the amalgam fillings, but some patients feel composite fillings are the best option as they are nearly identical to the color of your tooth. If the filling is on the front surface of the tooth, it can be visible to yourself and others. A silver filling can be an eyesore to many patients, so we recommend replacing them with composite fillings. Composite material bonds to the structure of your tooth, which helps to reduce cracks and breakage.
Replacing Silver Filling with Composite Filling
If you have silver fillings that you want to be removed, the dentist will numb the area to remove the silver and replace it with composite material. The composite material is placed in layers and a UV light is used to harden the layers. The composite is fit to the tooth and it is then polished to be smooth and prevents staining.
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Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family.