Fillings are not just for repairing decayed or damaged teeth – you can also hide cosmetic dental flaws with composite fillings that are color-matched to your teeth. At Lufkin Family Dental, we offer composite fillings for tooth repair and cosmetic dental procedures to keep your smile white and beautiful.
Amalgam or metal fillings have been used for decades to repair teeth. While amalgam is effective in replacing tooth material that had been removed or filling cracks, it does leave evidence of the repair behind. Composite fillings are white and match the color of your teeth. This material is durable and can be used in almost any application that was traditionally filled with amalgam.
Another use for composite fillings is to hide dental flaws like discolorations, chips or gaps in teeth. Composite resin can be adhered to the teeth and blended to cover many dental flaws for cosmetic purposes. This is a quick and affordable way to change the appearance of your smile without dental crowns or porcelain veneers. Most composite filling applications can be completed in one office visit and are pain-free.
What is a Composite Resin?
The composite resin used in white fillings is made of a combination of plastics, glass and ceramics. This creates a durable, flexible putty that can be applied to teeth in layers. A special light is used to harden each layer to fill teeth or cover dental flaws. Once completed, the surface is smoothed and polished to blend the resin with the natural tooth surface for a flawless appearance. It is almost impossible to differentiate the resin from the natural tooth, making repairs almost invisible.
If you have repairs you want completed without metal fillings or dental flaws you want to hide, ask our dental team about composite fillings. You can have a completely white smile that looks healthy and beautiful again. Contact Lufkin Family Dental today to schedule your appointment.