Composite fillings provide durability and resistance to fractures in small and medium sized restorations — that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure — with materials created from a mixture of glass and quartz filler.
The primary benefit to using composite tooth-colored fillings is that less tooth structure is removed during preparation, resulting in a smaller filling.
In addition, these fillings can be bonded or adhered in a cavity for a more conservative repair. Esthetically, composite tooth-colored fillings are preferred over Amalgum (silver) fillings.
The Grand Rapids dentists at Lake Michigan Dental will assess your situation and help you determine which filling material will work best for you, depending on the extent of the repair, the location in your mouth where the filling is needed and the expected cost.
Composite fillings are custom-made to the exact color of your teeth, creating a more natural appearance. While these white fillings may be less noticeable than other materials, they may chip or wear over time and can become stained from coffee, tea, or tobacco products.
If you have a tooth that requires a filling, our Grand Rapids dentists will remove the decayed material, clean the affected area and then fill the cavity with a filling material. This filling will help to prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter and cause harm to the tooth.
If you have questions or would like further information on any of the cosmetic dental services offered at Lake Michgian Dental, please contact us today or call our Grand Rapids dental office at (616) 453-8211.