Composite tooth fillings, composed of powdered glass and acrylic resin, offer numerous advantages over traditional amalgam fillings. They have gained popularity due to their ability to match the color of your existing teeth, making them much less noticeable and providing a natural-looking smile.
Composite fillings consist of a blend of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium, resulting in a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. These fillings offer excellent durability and resistance to fracture, making them ideal for small-to-midsize restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Additionally, composite fillings require less removal of tooth structure during preparation, resulting in smaller fillings compared to amalgam. They can be adhesively held in a cavity, allowing for more conservative tooth repair.
The cost of composite fillings is moderate and depends on the filling's size and the placement technique used by the dentist. While it may take a bit longer to place a composite filling compared to an amalgam one, the benefits in terms of aesthetics and preservation of tooth structure are worth it. However, it's essential to keep in mind that composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during the filling process, and they may be subject to staining and discoloration over time.
Ready to enhance your smile with composite fillings that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth? Reach out to Dixie Dental Associates today by calling (905) 897 0116 to book your appointment with Dr. Mariusz Belza. Our conveniently located dental practice at 2239 Dixie Road in Mississauga, ON, is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile. Don't hesitate; your journey to a beautiful smile starts here!