Closeup of dentist's hands using ultraviolet light on a fill of patient's cavity

About Composite Fillings

Cavities and small fractures can cause troubles if left untreated.  In the past, metallic restorations known as amalgam fillings (or silver fillings) served as a viable restoration however left many tooth discolored and ugly. Today, tooth-colored composite resins mixture into the tooth structure and are chemically bonded to the tooth presenting a robust, everlasting restoration.

Composites include a combination of liquid resin embedded with finely ground glass particles. After being molded to the prepared tooth structure, a blue light hardens the filling material within seconds. As soon as it’s fashioned and polished to a excessive shine, the restoration is whole.

Health Tips & Info

Another significant factor in your oral health is your diet. Acidic foods and drinks can erode enamel just as a balanced diet can help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. Regular professional exams and cleanings, a dedicated at-home hygiene routine, and a healthy, balanced diet can help prevent minor issues from becoming major procedures.

If you need urgent care, simply call our 24 hour emergency hotline.

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

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