Composite & Metal-Free Composite Fillings
Protect your teeth and your health with composite fillings. Composite metal-free fillings offer an alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Not only are they more natural and esthetic, they also bond to the tooth, which creates a great seal that lessens the chance of leakage and fracture in the future. Dr. Matthew W. Malan uses his expertise in color matching, and utilizes the highest quality composite resin materials available today. Metal-free fillings are now the restoration of choice in restoring minimally invasive tooth restorations.
What is a Composite Resin (Tooth Colored Fillings)?
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
How are Composite Fillings Placed?
Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a specialized light to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
What are the Advantages of Composites?
Not only are they more natural and esthetic, composites can also be blended to create shades of color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. They also bond to the tooth, which creates a greater sealant that lessens the chance of leakage or fractures in the future. Composites also insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.