Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
Having your teeth repaired does not need to change the color of your smile. Composite fillings are white restorations that match the color of your teeth. When you need decay removed or a tooth repaired, Paul Jang Dentistry offers composite fillings as a cosmetic dental treatment to keep your teeth looking naturally beautiful. Plus, composite fillings require less tooth material to be removed than amalgam or metal fillings, protecting your tooth structure. You can keep a white smile and get the tooth repairs you need, all at our office in Moorpark.
Did you know…
that composite fillings allow dentists to preserve more of the natural tooth structure? This is because composite materials chemically bond to the surface of the tooth like an adhesive. The process takes slightly longer to complete than traditional amalgam fillings, but patients can preserve more of the natural portion of the teeth while enjoying a restoration that is discreet and understated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for tooth-colored fillings?
Composite fillings can be used for a variety of tooth repairs. If you have decay that needs to be removed and filled, composite fillings can be used instead of amalgam. Composite fillings can also be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, or to cover dental flaws.
What should I expect if my dentist decides a composite filling is right for me?
If you are having decay removed or a metal filling replaced, your tooth and gum will be numbed with anesthesia to prevent any discomfort. Composite fillings are applied in layers and cured with a special light to harden the resin.
What type of post-treatment care is required after getting a composite filling?
Composite fillings do not require any special care after treatment. The curing process is quick and non-intrusive. When your treatment is complete, your white filling will be in place and you can eat, drink or brush your teeth like normal. Some treatments may cause a slight amount of sensitivity to the tooth for a few days, but this is usually quick to dissipate.
White or composite fillings are a beautiful option to repair teeth and hide dental flaws. The next time you need a dental repair, ask about our composite filling options to maintain a white, flawless smile. Contact Paul Jang Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.