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Learn About the Benefits of Composite Fillings and How They Can Create Your Perfect Smile

June 12, 2017

Learn About the Benefits of Composite Fillings and How They Can Create Your Perfect Smile

Do you know that you have cavities that you need to be filled? Or did you get fillings years ago and are embarrassed by the silver color that flashes every time you smile? Those silver fillings are called amalgam fillings, and while they can be extremely functional, they can also ruin a person’s confidence in their smile.

This is why the professionals at California Dental Group want to make sure that our patients know about composite fillings. They are functional but they look great too. We can use them to provide a first-time filling for a tooth, or they can replace your current filling. Either way, call us at (800) 407-0161 to make your appointment.

What exactly is a composite filling?

Composite fillings are called a number of different things, including cosmetic fillings, white fillings, and tooth-colored feelings. Essentially, they’re used just like other fillings are used: They repair cracks, cavities, and / or gaps in your teeth. However, unlike silver-colored fillings, they don’t ruin your smile.

They are usually made out of composite resin, which is where they get their name from. Composite resin can be made up of a variety of materials, including glass, plastic, and fillers. Choosing this type of filling is a great way to get the function back in your teeth while maintaining your beautiful smile.

There are several advantages to choosing composite fillings

Of course, the main benefit of choosing a composite filling is that it’s going to almost identically match the color of your tooth. When you’re laughing, talking, smiling, or yawning, no one around you will have any idea that you’ve had cavities filled. They will simply notice that you have beautiful, white teeth.

There are other benefits too. Compared to amalgam fillings, composite fillings are often more durable. When they last longer, they’re a better value. They also require less drilling – which is great news for our patients who experience anxiety when being drilled. Some amalgam fillings contain mercury, which can be a concern for some patients. That’s not the case with composite fillings. Finally, composite fillings can be used in all fillings, no matter how large or small.

Is a composite filling the right choice for you?

Most people will have at least one cavity in their life. This doesn’t mean that you need to advertise your own cavities to the world. If you’re looking for teeth that will look great, a filling that’s durable, and one that requires less drilling, then composite fillings may be right for you.

To learn more about composite fillings and other cosmetic dentistry options, reach out to California Dental Group today. Call us at (800) 407-0161 and we can set up your appointment. With offices all over southern California, including Glendale, LA, Hollywood, and more, we are convenient to virtually everyone. Today is the day to learn more about how you could have teeth that function perfectly and look incredible.

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