If you have a cavity, a chip, or small cracks in your teeth, your dentist may recommend white-colored composite fillings. Composite resin fillings are made from durable materials that beautifully mimic the look, feel, and functionality of natural teeth.
At Orange Dental Partners in North Palm Beach composite fillings are just one treatment provided by our general dentist. Our premier North Palm Beach dentists and specialists perform everything from dental cleanings to cavity fillings, emergency oral surgery, and root canal treatments under one roof. Our dental professionals offer patients safe, highly effective care in a peaceful environment without the usual stresses of going to the dentist.
Composite fillings are tooth colored, making them an attractive alternative to metal fillings. They are traditionally composed of acrylic resin, a safe and biocompatible material. Once placed in the tooth, they remain in place for years while preserving as much of the original tooth as possible.
Composite fillings are one of the best values in dentistry, given their durability and natural-looking appearance. Since the composite material matches the color of existing teeth, the fillings are virtually undetectable. Composites are strong and resist breakage, often lasting years with proper dental care. Lastly, composite resin fillings are non-metallic and do not contain harmful chemicals such as mercury.
Today’s composite fillings are robust, durable, and versatile. They can be placed in front teeth or back molars. You may be a prime candidate if you have a small-to-medium-sized cavity, small chips, or hairline cracks in your teeth. Composite fillings are appropriate for patients of all ages, and there are no known contraindications. With composite fillings North Palm Beach patients who are pregnant or nursing are even safe.
Our highly skilled North Palm Beach dentists will examine your mouth and take digital X-rays to diagnose any cavities (dental caries), including those hidden between teeth or under the gum line. Most cavities can be treated with composite fillings.
Composite dental fillings are a quick, in-office treatment with minimal post-op discomfort. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic before treatment to ensure total comfort. Any decay will be removed. This is known as the “prep”. After prepping the tooth, your dentist will place the custom color-matched composite material to repair any cracks, chips, or cavities. The filling will harden immediately under UV light.
Composite fillings offer instant gratification, allowing patients to enjoy improved oral health and smile appeal from day one. There is virtually no downtime following the placement of composite fillings. Composite resin fillings can last for many years with proper oral healthcare. Composite fillings should be cared for in the same way you would care for natural teeth. Like natural teeth, composites may develop staining over time. Limiting coffee, red wine, and dark sauces and avoiding tobacco are the best ways to prevent discoloration.
Having a dental professional you can trust makes all the difference. Our general dentists, oral surgeons, and endodontists at Orange Dental Partners are genuinely invested in ensuring you receive world-class service. We focus on comprehensive dental care to ensure our patients’ oral health. Addressing dental issues sooner rather than later is best, but we believe it is never too late to save your smile.
Call us today at (561) 898-0440 to start on the path toward better oral health. Our team looks forward to helping you preserve your smile through minimally invasive interventions delivered with the gentlest touch.
Composite fillings are one of our most frequently performed procedures. They are predictable, durable, and look extremely natural.
Composite fillings DO NOT leak mercury vapor like amalgam (silver) fillings. Composite fillings may occasionally cause sensitivity. This will typically resolve within several days.
Composite fillings can last five to ten years on average. Like most dental materials, they may eventually need repair or replacement.
Composite fillings look and function like natural teeth. Other people will not be able to detect that you may have fillings in your teeth. They will match the color of your natural teeth and blend right in!
Composite fillings do not resist staining. Limiting beverages such as coffee, tea, and red wine will minimize the staining of your dental composites. However, the greatest advantages of composite fillings are that they are cost-effective, natural-looking, and can last many years.
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