Almost each and every one of us can say that we’ve had cavities at one point or another in our life, which means that we’ve also had fillings. Patients that have received fillings about 10 years ago, had only the option of a metal alloy material used to cover their cavities. This material was evident when they spoke, smiled, or chewed. Nowadays, we have the option of getting a tooth colored composite and can even replace the old metal fillings for ones that look much better. We at Vayner Family Dentistry in Fairfield, CT, are proud to offer this to our patients. Let’s learn a bit more about this material in the following article.
This tooth colored filling is made of a plastic and glass mixture placed on the cavity layer by layer. Each layer is cured by using a specific light before the next layers are put on to give the filling durability and strength. After the placement of this filling, our dentists will polish the composite in order to make it look natural, and allow it to fit your bite without causing any kind of obstruction. The obvious and main advantage of composite fillings is its aesthetic appeal. This composite filling can also be customized using different shades to most closely match the color of your teeth.
Composite resin can also be used for more than just feelings, as it is also useful in cosmetic dentistry. Composite bonding can be used to fill minor gaps, fixed chips and cracks in your teeth, and it is more cost-effective in making your teeth look more attractive.
Metal alloy fillings can make patients feel more self-conscious about their smile and in turn cover their mouths and not express themselves to the fullest. By using composite fillings, we can make your teeth look healthier and more beautiful. If you find yourself in the Fairfield, CT, area, we would love a chance to make you feel more confident in your smile and yourself. Feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation appointment today!