Composite dental fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings, are a popular restorative option for treating dental cavities and restoring damaged teeth. Made of a mixture of plastic and glass particles, composite fillings provide both aesthetic appeal and functional strength, making them a preferred choice for many patients.
One of the primary advantages of composite dental fillings is their ability to blend seamlessly with the natural color of the tooth. The composite material can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth, ensuring a virtually invisible restoration. This makes composite fillings an excellent choice for visible areas of the mouth, as they provide a more natural and aesthetically pleasing result compared to traditional amalgam fillings.
Bonding and Preservation
Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth structure, creating a strong and durable restoration. This bonding process helps to strengthen the tooth and prevent further decay or damage. Additionally, composite fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure, allowing for more conservative and tooth-preserving treatment.
Versatility and Application
Composite fillings are suitable for both small and moderate-sized cavities. The material is applied in layers, allowing our dentists to shape and mold the filling to match the natural contours of the tooth. This versatility makes composite fillings an effective solution for restoring both front and back teeth.
Durability and Functionality
Composite fillings offer excellent durability. With proper care and regular dental visits, composite fillings can provide long-lasting and reliable tooth restoration.
If you have a cavity that needs care, call Taylor Dental & Implant Center at 405-722-4400. Dr. Stephen M. Taylor, Dr. Jim O. Taylor and Dr. William Reed are happy to help you have a healthy smile through our composite dental fillings in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.