Direct Composite Restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Treating Teeth with Direct Composite Restorations:
In our office, all cavities are treated with tooth-colored Direct Composite Restorations. Depending on the extent of decay (cavities) present, the complete restoration of your tooth usually requires one office visit. During this visit we will remove the decay and fill your tooth with a resin-based composite (plastic) which matches your natural teeth. Composite restorations are bonded to your tooth structure and mimic the qualities of natural teeth.
Replacing Silver Fillings with a Tooth-Colored Restoration
Many people still have amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings in their mouths from years past. However, these fillings can cause microfractures in the adjacent tooth structure and are not particularly pleasing to the eye.. Broken/ cracked amalgam fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure and can lead to extensive decay. Broken amalgam fillings should be replaced as soon as possible.