Dental fillings improve the appearance and functionality of teeth affected by damage or decay and are one of the most common types of restorative treatments performed by dentists. Dr. Connaughton creates dental fillings to help even out tooth surfaces for more efficient biting and chewing. When you receive these restorations from Tree City Family Dental, they can last for many years and help keep the tooth looking and functioning at its best.
Composite fillings are made of a glass or quartz filler within a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored material. Also known as filled resins, composites are often used in small to mid-size restorations, as they provide strength, durability, and resistance to fracture. In addition, the shade of composite fillings is made to closely match the patient’s actual teeth so that other people will not be aware that dental work has been done.
Today’s tooth-colored fillings not only blend in with the natural tooth, but they also help reinforce the tooth and restore its original shape. All too often we see old metal fillings act like wedges and create cracks that break the tooth over time. Composite, tooth-colored fillings bond to the tooth and can even strengthen it. Early signs of metal filling failure include fractures in the tooth, leaking around the filling, chipping, and breakage. We take pictures of your teeth and inform you when these fillings are beginning to fail. Then you can decide if and when you want to address the problem.
To find out if a composite dental filling in Boise, Idaho, is right for improving your smile, please call or visit us today!