If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings.
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.
In the past, the only option patients had for treating their cavities and restoring health to their smile was to have noticeable, silver-colored fillings placed. Today, we’re happy to inform you that this is no longer the case. Here at Aspen Dental Care, we always strive to provide dental solutions that combine health benefits with aesthetic quality, and tooth-colored fillings are a big part of this goal. Our team can precisely match the composite resin material to the shade of your natural smile, creating a final effect that’s virtually seamless. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are much more conservative than traditional fillings which means that we can preserve more of your natural enamel.