Composite fillings are made of acrylic resin and powdered glass. It offers some advantages to the more popular amalgam filling such as cosmetic improvements because composite fillings can match the color of the surrounding teeth.
Fillings can be used to repair broken or cracked teeth, or teeth that have been damaged by misuse.
Currently, there are many options for fillings. There are amalgam, silver, gold, porcelain, glass ionomer or composite fillings. Sahara Dental recommends composite fillings in most situations especially when a smile might be tainted by metal and dark colored fillings.
Benefits of Composite Fillings:
- The biggest advantage of this filling and the reason many people choose it is aesthetics. It makes your smile look more natural as you cannot see the filling.
- It makes the tooth stronger as it bonds it together and provides support. It also helps avoid chipping.
- It can be used to not only treat cavities but also to repair teeth, which is an advantage.
- Most insurances cover it, or at least part of it.
Call our office today to discuss your composite filling options.