Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. Composite resins are comprised of a silicone-dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture, and can restore tooth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings.
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dental team will know you have fillings. Another benefit is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.