Composite Filling

Tooth Colored Fillings

Silver fillings are a thing of the past! At Westend Dental, we do not use mercury or any metal in their fillings. Without the noticeable metallic appearance, composite or tooth colored fillings allows the tooth to appear in its natural state. The cavity is filled with a durable composite that blends with the rest of the tooth keeping your smiling looking as natural as possible. Whether you want to replace old metal fillings, repair a chipped tooth or fill a new cavity, composite fillings are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can blend perfectly into your smile for a healthy, beautiful appearance. Most importantly, this eliminates the health and environmental risks of using mercury based dental materials.

What is Composite Filling

Composite resin is a synthetic, putty-like substance that is blended for strength, durability, flexibility and color. Many contain plastics and glass to create this soft material. To create a composite filling, the putty is applied in layers and hardened with a specialized light between layers. The result is a hard, yet flexible, tooth replacement material that can fill holes where decay was removed, cover discoloration or repair chipped teeth. It can be color-matched to your teeth so it is almost impossible to tell where your tooth ends and the composite starts.
If you want a completely white smile, composite fillings can be the answer. Whether you want to replace old fillings or have current dental repairs that need to be completed, composite fillings can give you a beautiful smile without the silver shine of metal.

Contact Westend Dental today to learn more about how composite fillings can improve your smile.