Dental fillings and bonding can be used to repair teeth, but they are also beneficial for cosmetic changes. Composite filling is made from resin and is tinted to match tooth color for flawless repairs. Whether a composite filling is used to replace tooth material removed with a cavity or to cosmetically change the shape of a tooth, it can be color-matched to blend perfectly. Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, offers composite fillings to improve the health and beauty of our patients’ smiles.
Composite filling and bonding can be used in a variety of ways. Tooth repairs, cracks, chips and cavities can be repaired without the need for ugly, silver fillings. Teeth remain white, and the structure is protected. For cosmetic dentistry, composite fillings and bonding offer a quick and durable material to cover discolorations or change the shape of a tooth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
What is a Composite Resin?
Composite fillings are made from a special dental resin that can be hardened on the tooth’s surface. This composite resin is made from a blend of plastics and glass into a putty that can be applied to a tooth. The resin is applied in its soft form to fill in lost tooth material or change the shape of a tooth. Once it is the correct shape, it is hardened or cured with a special light. It is not painful and only takes a few minutes under the light to cure. The resin is polished and smoothed to blend with the surface of the tooth.
Composite fillings and dental bonding are durable and can last for a decade or more. For cosmetic purposes, it can be used to close gaps in teeth or improve the shape of a tooth for a more uniform smile. If you are interested in using composite fillings for a tooth repair or to alter the appearance of your smile, contact Sapphire Creek Dental today. We are located in New Braunfels, TX, and we welcome new patients.