Composite Tooth Fillings & Restoration in Boston, MA
Designed to provide seamless aesthetics, strength, and insulation, composite tooth fillings are one of our top dental treatments here at Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction. Also called composite restoration, the filling is made up of a safe, tooth-colored mixture.
With the intention to feel and look like your natural teeth, composite restoration is more aesthetically pleasing than standard silver fillings. Composite fillings also increase the lifespan of your teeth by protecting them from further damage.
Providing exceptional services in dentistry, you can count on our team at Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction for advanced and thorough care. Please note also that we are a mercury-free practice!
How Is Composite Restoration Done?
Your dentist will place the composite on your tooth in multiple layers, possibly using a specialized light to harden each layer. The composite is shaped to fill the tooth. Then, it is polished to prevent staining and wear.
When direct composites and indirect resin inlays are bonded to the teeth, they create a tight fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can even be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. What you have in the end is an intact and stronger tooth.
Advantages of Composite Restorations
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. The key benefits are:
- A more intact and stronger tooth
- Decay prevention
- Healthier gums
Since the resin used in a composite tooth filling contains fluoride, it can help prevent decay. The resin wears just like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums. The result is a beautiful smile!
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak, or break. In those cases, the tooth is not protected and begins the cavity process all over again.
With age, the metal of a silver filling expands and contracts, which can cause it to split. By using a composite tooth filling, we’ll protect you from these problems.
Learn more about our composite restoration service by contacting Aesthetic Smile Reconstruction today!