Gone are the days when getting a filling means adding silver or metal to your teeth. There are more attractive and effective options available now to repair your teeth. Composite fillings can be color-matched to your teeth to fill in cavities, and composite resin can be used for cosmetic bonding to reshape your teeth. At Johns Creek Dental Studio in Alpharetta, GA, we offer white fillings and composite resin to improve the appearance of your smile.
Amalgam or metal fillings were once the most commonly used option in tooth repairs. While effective, amalgam is silver in color and does contain mercury, both of which cause concern for patients. Many people still have silver fillings that change the color of their teeth, but it is not the only option. White composite fillings can effectively replace lost tooth material and provide structural protection while matching your tooth color. Plus, composite fillings are mercury-free and can last for many years.
What is a Composite Resin?
Composite resin is made from ceramics and plastics, offering a durable tooth repair material. This dental substance comes in putty form and can be molded to fill holes or to reshape teeth. Once the white putty is molded to the desired shape, a special light is used to cure and harden the composite resin, and then the surface is smoothed and polished. The procedure can be performed quickly during a single dental visit, and it is pain-free.
Composite resin is used in both fillings and dental bonding for tooth repairs and cosmetic dentistry. There are several shades of white composite resin to match your teeth color and blend with the rest of your smile. If you need a tooth filling, chip repair or cosmetic alternative, we offer composite fillings and bonding at our dental center in Alpharetta.
Composite resin has changed the options for tooth fillings and repairs, offering a more attractive and safe option. If you want white fillings or cosmetic dental bonding, come see us at Johns Creek Dental Studio. We offer white composite fillings at our Alpharetta, GA, clinic.