Dental fillings are placed to seal cavities in the teeth to prevent them from expanding or spreading to the gums. There are different tooth fillings, including composite resin, silver amalgam fillings, metal-alloy, and gold fillings. Out of these, composite resin fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are often the preferred restoration due to several reasons.
Once you book an appointment with one of our dentists near you, we will evaluate your teeth in detail before selecting the most suitable filling for your needs.
Composite resin fillings are made up of plastic and powdered glass and are often used to improve the appearance of decayed teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can:
The aesthetic, translucent look of tooth-colored fillings at Shore Dental makes them suitable for cosmetic restorations. Also, the metal-free and biocompatible composition make them ideal for patients who are allergic to mercury. Our skilled dentists in North Port, FL, can repair composite resin fillings in the event of cracks, damage, or chips.
The filling hardens in seconds, and we can complete the procedure can in a single appointment.
After numbing your gums and the particular tooth to be fixed, your dentist will drill out the decayed area and prep it for the filling. Composite resin filling materials are durable and have a lifespan of up to 15 years, with consistently good oral hygiene. It is in a malleable paste-like form before being placed. After being placed into a cavity, it fills into the hole perfectly. Composites are laid down in thin layers, with each layer being cured by an ultraviolet light that causes the resin to harden into a tough, wear-resistant filling. The composite resin repairs the tooth’s strength and function while looking just like the natural tooth material.