If you have a cavity, you no longer have to get an unsightly metal filling to repair it. As part of our cosmetic dentistry treatments at Atlantic Dental Partners, we proudly offer tooth-colored composite fillings. This gives patients the opportunity to have a healthy and beautiful smile despite prior tooth damage. Composite fillings are a highly durable option that can make the affected tooth indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. Our Malden and Jamaica Plain dentists use composite fillings to repair tooth decay as well as correct minor aesthetic flaws in your smile.
What is a Composite Resin?
Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that bonds directly to the affected tooth. Using composite resin, we can ensure your filling provides added strength to your tooth as well as the most natural-looking appearance. In terms of the cosmetic improvement, composite resin can effectively alter the shape of a tooth, repair a minor chip, change the color or fill in a minor gap. Composite fillings are considered a preferred solution compared to metal or amalgam fillings. Beyond their aesthetic benefit, they deliver improved durability and better long-term safety.
During a composite filling procedure, one of our dentists will place your composite filling in layers. We use a special light to harden the material before shaping it to fit your tooth. Your filling will also be polished to ward off staining and early wear. Overall, getting a composite filling is a simple procedure that is quick and cost-effective. Our office offers a number of ways to keep you relaxed throughout your visit, including modern amenities, comfort injection technology and sedation dentistry.
To determine if a composite filling is right for you, please contact Atlantic Dental Partners today. We proudly offer a full menu of cosmetic dental services so that you can achieve your best smile possible through all stages of life. If you need help affording your cosmetic dental treatments, please explore our flexible payment options and financing plans for your convenience.