Welcome to our comprehensive guide on composite fillings. Through a blend of practical insights and scientific knowledge, we aim to empower your decision-making process. Ensuring the health of your smile is a priority, and with composite fillings, you can achieve a smile that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
What are Composite Fillings? Composite fillings are a modern solution for tooth decay and cavities. These tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, delivering a solution that's both aesthetically appealing and durable. Utilizing a composite resin material, these fillings bond directly to the tooth, ensuring a superior fit and longer lifespan.
Composite fillings are not only beneficial to your oral health, but they also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Unlike traditional fillings, composite fillings match your natural tooth color, making them virtually unnoticeable.
Composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which increases the filling's durability while preserving the natural tooth structure. This bonding process makes composite fillings a healthier choice for your teeth.
Composite fillings have versatile uses in cosmetic dentistry. Apart from treating cavities, they can be used to fix chipped or broken teeth, reducing sensitivity and restoring the shape of teeth.
At Sage Dental, the first step towards getting composite fillings is a consultation with our experienced team. We utilize cutting-edge technology, including the iTero Scanner, to conduct a thorough examination of your oral health.
Once the need for a composite filling is confirmed, our dental team will proceed with the filling procedure. It involves removing the decay, cleaning the affected area, and then filling the cavity with the composite resin.
While amalgam fillings are durable and cost-effective, they're more noticeable due to their silver color. Composite fillings, however, offer a more aesthetic solution, blending with your natural teeth while providing comparable durability.
Gold fillings are durable but may be visible when you laugh or speak. Composite fillings provide a more natural appearance, making them the preferred choice for many individuals.
The cost of composite fillings varies based on several factors including the severity of decay, the number of fillings needed, and your geographical location.
Many dental insurance plans partially cover composite fillings, especially for front teeth. However, coverage can vary, so it's essential to check with your insurance provider.
At Sage Dental, we're determined to provide gentle and compassionate care for all our patients. It's never too late to transform your smile. Unattractive traditional silver fillings no longer need to be a cause for embarrassment. With composite fillings, you can achieve a natural-looking, functional smile. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how composite fillings can enhance your oral health and boost your confidence.