Composite fillings are considerably more aesthetically pleasing than metal amalgam in the fact that they are formulated to match the rest of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. The color of the filling material can be adjusted so that it doesn’t look unnaturally white or conspicuous in any way. Once placed, composite fillings closely resemble natural tooth matter and are often indistinguishable.
The tooth-colored material used in composite fillings actually bonds to the natural structure of the treated tooth, providing greater support and a stronger restoration. Furthermore, because composite fillings bond with the natural tooth, the composite fillings are sealed and produce little to no sensitivity.
If you currently have metal amalgam fillings in your mouth that you are concerned about, we invite you to be proactive. At Scripps Center for Dental Care, we can replace your failing mercury metal amalgam fillings for custom-made, wonderfully lifelike composite-bonded fillings, improving both the beauty and health of your mouth. With proper maintenance and regular dental appointments, your new fillings will last for years and potentially for a lifetime.
Our cosmetic dentists may also use composite fillings as part of a more comprehensive smile design plan, along with porcelain veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, and other treatments.
We encourage you to reach out to our skilled and friendly team to learn more.