Composite resins, better known as tooth-colored fillings, are strong, esthetic filling materials that are long lasting and durable. Due to the benefits of composite resins, this is the most commonly used material for fillings at Applewood Dental in Wheat Ridge.
Why do I need a filling?
There are many reasons for needing a filing; for example, the tooth may have decay (a cavity), a fracture (break), or an old filling that is leaking and needs to be replaced. Because of the esthetic nature of composites, they are also used to reshape a tooth or close a space between teeth. Depending on the tooth and situation, it is important to choose the right restorative material to ensure a long-lasting solution.
Why choose composite?
Often known as a “tooth colored filling,” a composite is a resin-based material that has many advantages over older filling materials. Composite maintains similar properties to our teeth, and because it is a bonded material, it allows us to be more conservative and only remove the bad tooth structure. A silver filling does not adhere to the tooth, so more tooth has to be cut to hold the filling, no matter how small the cavity. Moreover, composite material is very esthetic and is available in a variety of shades in order to match your natural teeth. In most cases, it is possible to do the composite filling in one appointment, making it easy and cost effective.
After a thorough evaluation and consultation, we can determine which restorative material is right for you. At Applewood Dental in Wheat Ridge, we are here to answer any questions to ensure you get the best dental treatment.