When repairing small to medium-sized cavities, tooth-colored fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture, and they can be used on either front or back teeth because of their natural look. They are made from a mixture of acrylic resin and finely ground glass-like particles. In most cases, less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of a traditional amalgam filling.
The procedure is simple and consists of just one appointment. Your dentist will first choose the shade of composite that best matches your natural tooth color. After removing any decay and placing the composite, a special curing light will be used to harden each layer of filling material. The filling will be shaped to perfectly fit your tooth, and then it will be polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining.
One of the leading advantages of composites is that they are almost impossible to see and because these fillings bond directly to the enamel, they're strong and resist wear.
If you are in need of a restoration that looks natural and feels great, give us a call today at (512) 668-9468.