Today’s patients now have the option to have their cavities filled with composite fillings instead of metal. Not only do composite fillings look better but they are also better for your oral health. Whether you would like to fix teeth affected by tooth decay or you would like to reshape and improve the look of your teeth, composite fillings could be a great solution for you. Dr. Danielle Wehle offers composite resin for cavity filling in San Jose, CA.
Composite fillings look and feel like your natural teeth. They are teeth colored and are made up of a mixture of plastic and glass material that is added to your tooth in layers. When you have cavities caused by tooth decay Dr. Wehle will make sure you are properly numb to ensure a comfortable experience. The tooth decay is removed and the empty space will be filled with layers of the composite filling material which chemically bonds with your tooth. Each layer is hardened with a curing light and then your bite is adjusted to feel just like it did before the filling. When your filling is done your tooth will look and feel like your other natural teeth. Typically, with this method, less healthy tooth structure has to be removed than with metal fillings. Another benefit of composite fillings is that, unlike metal fillings, they do not leak over time or expand and contract with temperature changes.
Composite fillings are not just for tooth decay. Dr. Wehle can use the composite resin material to reshape and improve the overall appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
- They look like your natural teeth
- Metal free
- More options to repair your teeth
- Stronger bond to teeth
- Do not leak
- Do not expand and contract with temperature change
Opt for a metal free mouth with the discreet and healthy alternative too silver amalgam fillings and ask for composite! If you would like to repair teeth damaged by tooth decay or would like to find out more about improving the esthetic of your smile with composite fillings call Dr. Wehle’s office and schedule an appointment today!