Dental fillings are one of the best cosmetic dental treatments to replace lost tooth material, but metal fillings can change the color of your smile. If you need a tooth repaired or a cavity filled, there are white filling options that can preserve the color of your teeth. At Topsfield Smiles, we offer tooth-colored, composite fillings for tooth repairs, which are durable and attractive. Enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile with tooth repairs using composite resin at our dental center in Topsfield, MA.
For many years, amalgam was the traditional filling material for dental repairs. While practical and affordable, amalgam has drawbacks. For one, it is silver in color, standing out like a sore thumb against your white teeth. Not only is amalgam silver, but it tends to turn the tooth a gray color over time. Second, amalgam contains mercury, which some people prefer to avoid for health reasons. With composite resin fillings, you can avoid the drawbacks of amalgam and keep a beautiful, white smile.
What is a Composite Resin?
White fillings are made with composite resin, a specialized dental material for tooth repairs and cosmetic treatments. Composite resin is made from a mixture of plastics and ceramics to create a tooth-colored material that is durable and aesthetically-pleasing. Composite resin is used for both dental fillings and cosmetic bonding. The resin is soft and pliable, not liquid like other filling materials. The putty-like resin can be shaped to fit a cavity or to reshape a tooth for cosmetic purposes. Our cosmetic dentist will match the cosmetic resin to the color of your teeth to blend it with your smile. Once in place, the resin is cured and hardened, then polished to a smooth finish.
Composite resin fillings and bonding can last 10-15 years or longer, withstanding chewing and normal tooth functions. If you need a dental filling or tooth repair, ask about composite fillings to maintain your white smile. Contact our dental team at Topsfield Smiles to schedule your appointment for cosmetic dental bonding or composite fillings. We always welcome new patients at our dental center in Topsfield, MA.