The advantages of using composite resin for cavity fillings
Dentists like Dr. David Seccombe of Courtyard Dentistry in Claremont, California, who offer restorative dentistry, want to make sure that patients have solutions for their smiles that match their teeth and gums and look as natural as possible. With tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin, we can restore your cavity damage in a way that blends in with your smile–eliminating highly visible restorations.
What are the benefits of composite resin fillings?
Below are just a few of the common advantages of tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin materials:
- Durable and long-lasting. Composite resin bonding is a durable material that can easily withstand the pressures of chewing, drinking, and talking. It can last for several years with proper care and maintenance
- Esthetically pleasing. Compared to silver amalgam fillings which are highly visible when smiling or speaking, composite resin fillings maintain the natural look of teeth
- Minimally invasive treatment. The procedure to place composite resin fillings does not require much enamel removal from the tooth surface as a metal amalgam filling does. This helps preserve more of the healthy tissue in your mouth, resulting in a faster recovery time for patients
- Safe and non-toxic. Unlike metal and silver amalgam fillings which contain mercury and other potentially harmful compounds, composite resin fillings are completely safe and non-toxic
What should I expect during my filling appointment?
Fillings are done quickly and comfortably right in our office of Courtyard Dentistry. Dr. David Seccombe ensures patients are anesthetized properly before removing the area of decay and using a composite resin material to fill the tooth and protect it from further damage or infection. The entire appointment is often done within 30 to 60 minutes and can keep the decay from becoming larger and deeper.
Request an appointment to learn more about composite fillings at Courtyard Dentistry!
Dr. David Seccombe’s office is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings from composite resin materials as an affordable, safe, and esthetically pleasing way of restoring the smile after tooth decay or injury.
Contact Courtyard Dentistry of Claremont, CA, at (909) 347-5362 to learn how he can help you with your restorative dental needs today!