Composites are the go-to filling material, having overtaken the silver-colored amalgam fillings of long ago. Highly durable with the ability to be bonded to your tooth, we are able to use them to repair chipped and broken front teeth, fill areas damaged by decay, and improve misshapen and discolored teeth.
How Composite Fillings Work
Composite is a tooth-colored filling material that is used to restore the tooth to its natural shape. If a tooth is damaged by chipping or decay, we use composite material to repair the tooth and reestablish its natural shape. Fillings work well when the damage to the tooth is small. If a filling will take up more than half of the tooth, it will not be strong enough to stand up to all the chewing forces over years. In these cases we may recommend a crown as a longer-lasting alternative to a filling.
- Repair chipped teeth
- Restore broken front teeth
- Fill areas damaged by decay
- Improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth
- Re-establish a tooth’s natural shape