Composite fillings are the most popular type of filling used in cosmetic dentistry because they offer a great deal of benefits to the patient. At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, we understand how important your oral healthcare is to you. That is why we offer a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, to customers throughout Langley and the surrounding areas.
What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are typically made of powdered glass and acrylic resin, which is shaded to match the colour of the patient’s teeth. This means that composite fillings are much less visible than amalgam fillings, providing patient’s with more natural-looking smiles. Composite fillings are usually placed in one dental appointment and are precisely placed, shaped, and polished in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and function.
The Benefits of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings offer a wide range of benefits to patients including:
1. COMPOSITE FILLINGS ARE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING
Composite fillings are specifically designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth, which makes them very difficult to spot. Dentists are able to blend shades of the resin to create as close of a match as possible to the patient’s teeth. This means that composite fillings provide a much more aesthetically pleasing appearance compared to the more traditional amalgam fillings.
2. COMPOSITE FILLINGS USE LESS BONDING PROPERTIES
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin works by bonding directly to the teeth, strengthening and supporting the tooth structure. This added support helps to insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes and from potential breakage. Composite fillings are also ready to use almost immediately after the procedure has been completed.
3. COMPOSITE FILLINGS OFFER EASY MAINTENANCE
Since the bonding nature of composite fillings is easy to repair, the original filling can be repaired, if damaged, rather than needing to be completely replaced. By adding new composite resin to the original filling, a new bond can be created between the composite filling and the tooth.
4. LESS DRILLING WITH COMPOSITE FILLINGS
Composite fillings can help reduce loss of healthy tooth structure, as they require less drilling than other types of fillings. Since the composite resin bonds directly to the tooth, your dentist will only need to worry about removing the decayed part of the tooth rather than trying to shape the tooth to fit the filling.
If you would like to learn more about composite fillings or about cosmetic dentistry in Walnut Grove, or if you are interested in one of our dental services (generic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry), please contact JVR Dental at 604-371-3138 or by filling out a contact form on our website.