There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the natural color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
A composite (tooth colored) or amalgam filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
As with most dental restorations, composite/amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
- Chipped teeth.
- Closing space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Worn teeth.
Metal-Free Tooth Colored Restorations
Cosmetic dentistry is not confined to the front of the mouth! Aesthetic, tooth-colored restorations can also restore posterior teeth to their original appearance and strength. These restorations, made of either composite resin or porcelain, are biocompatible, strong, and much more aesthetic than traditional silver and gold fillings. They are also very conservative, enabling preservation of healthy tooth structure. Dr Moore is highly experienced in the cosmetic restoration of posterior teeth, including the replacement of old silver and gold fillings. With our help your teeth can look like they’ve never been filled!
Two broken down leaking amalgam restorations.
After the removal of defective amalgams with tooth colored composite restorations.
If you need to repair a cavity, please contact Moore Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Adam Moore serves patients in Garner and Cary, North Carolina.