What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are an aesthetic type of dental restoration used to repair minor tooth damage. If a tooth has a cavity or is affected by minor fracturing or chipping, Dr. Alexander Larsen and Dr. Travis W. Storey may recommend a composite filling. Composite fillings are called such because they are created with composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material that is available in a variety of shades. Our skilled dentists at Gentle Dental Arts will match the color of your dental filling to the natural shade of your teeth for a natural-looking effect.
To place a composite dental filling in Orem, Utah, your dentists will first remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. They will then fill in the tooth with composite resin, carefully shaping and sculpting the resin to fit your tooth. To finish the filling, the resin is hardened by using a special light. Dr. Larsen and Dr. Storey will ensure that your composite filling fits your bite comfortably.
What are the benefits of composite fillings?
Composite fillings are more natural looking than silver/amalgam fillings. In addition, composite fillings contain no mercury or other potentially harmful components. For more information on the benefits of composite fillings, we invite you to contact us today at 801-224-1117!