Composite Resins Fills

If you require a filling, or wish to replace your existing silver fillings, you may be pleased to discover that we only use white colored, high quality materials. Tooth-Fillings This ensures your teeth do not have that ‘silver look’ when you laugh or smile and your restorations enjoy a long life span. White fillings do not contain mercury and are ideal in achieving long term strength in filled teeth. The Comfort Dentistry in Stone Oak, San Antonio is the best dentist in your network.

White fillings are not always appropriate for teeth with large cavities. An alternative would be to place porcelain restorations such as inlays or crowns. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Your dentist can advise you on the life expectancy of your fillings.

Composite fillings

White or tooth colored fillings provides a healthier more natural alternative to traditional silver or amalgam fillings. They also allow for a minimally invasive restoration; meaning more of your natural tooth can be preserved. Composite fillings are considered a more attractive alternative to amalgam fillings. They are made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles and are tooth colored, rather than silver. They are suitable for repairing both the front teeth and back teeth.

Porcelain fillings

Porcelain fillings are a lot harder than resin and more natural looking, blending very well with the surrounding tooth structures. Nowadays porcelain fillings are made mostly chair- side, while you wait. The advantage of chair-side manufactured porcelain fillings using “cad cam” technologies . The wear on porcelain fillings is similar to that on a tooth and with modern bonding techniques, there’s no need to remove a lot of the tooth structure. On molar teeth, which sometimes require a larger filling, they are the material of choice. They are metal free and biocompatible.

What is the process?

After preparing the tooth, your dentist will place layers of the composite filling into the area to be repaired. Each layer of the composite material is hardened by exposure to a special light. Once the cavity or defect is filled, your dentist can trim the composite and then polish it to reduce discoloration or staining.

How long will the filling last?

How long the filling lasts is very dependent on how well you look after the filling. If you are maintaining a good oral health routine including flossing and regular check-ups, your filling should last about 10 years or more .

Call us at (210) 490-8300 or visit www.comfortdentistrytx.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

203 N Loop 1604,

W Suite 101,

Stone Oak, San Antonio 

TX 78232

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