Smile Brighter And Healthier With Composite Fillings

At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, FL, composite fillings are a popular choice for restoring teeth and preserving your radiant smile. These tooth-colored fillings offer many advantages over traditional amalgam fillings, making them an increasingly preferred option for patients seeking both aesthetic and functional benefits.

What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings, or tooth-colored or white fillings, are made from a blend of plastic resins and finely ground glass particles. They are designed to mimic the appearance of your teeth. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, which are easily noticeable when you open your mouth, composite fillings are almost undetectable.

How are they placed?

Our dentist will numb the area around the affected tooth to ensure you remain comfortable during the procedure. The dentist will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth using a dental drill. The tooth is conditioned, and a bonding agent is applied to enhance adhesion. Layer by layer, the tooth-colored composite material is applied and sculpted to match the tooth's natural shape. The dentist smoothes and polishes the filling to achieve a natural appearance.

What are the benefits of composite fillings?

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Composite fillings are custom-matched to your tooth color, ensuring a discreet restoration that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Preservation of Tooth Structure: These fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: Composite fillings are less sensitive to temperature changes, reducing the risk of tooth sensitivity.
  • Durability: With proper care, composite fillings can last for many years.
  • Versatility: Composite fillings can be used for small to medium-sized cavities and to repair chipped or broken teeth.

Composite fillings offer aesthetic and functional benefits, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for restoring damaged teeth while preserving your smile's natural beauty. Contact us today to determine if composite fillings are the right choice for your dental needs.

Contact Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach About Composite Fillings Today!

  • Repair chipped, cracked, broken teeth
  • Fill in and repair cavities and tooth decay
  • Enjoy a natural-looking restoration
  • Preserve and strengthen tooth structure
  • Smile with renewed self-confidence!