Composite Dental Fillings in Brandon, FL - Cosmetic Dentistry
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Composite tooth fillings in Brandon, Florida

White Composite Fillings in Brandon, FL

Cosmetic dentist in Brandon, FL offering composite tooth fillings. Most adults have had to deal with a cavity at some point. You may be familiar with the process – about an hour spent in a treatment room, a numb mouth and you’re done. But what are your options if your filling is near the front of your mouth and you’re worried about the appearance? The answer is a composite filling, a tooth-colored filling that blends in well with the surrounding tooth and is barely noticeable.

Of course, traditional fillings are silver in color. These fillings are usually fine for back molars or in other areas where they are not likely to be visible. However, if you need a filling on the anterior (front) surface of a tooth or in a very conspicuous tooth, you should certainly consider a white composite filling.

Composite Fillings versus Silver Fillings

Silver fillings, also known as amalgams, have been the dental standard for several decades. The word “silver” only refers to the color of these fillings, not the composition. In fact, silver fillings are mainly composed of mercury along with a mix of other metals.

Many dentists consider amalgam fillings to be somewhat stronger and more durable than composite fillings. This strength explains the popular use of silver fillings in large teeth such as molars, but composite fillings certainly are not weak. In fact, composite fillings can easily last for decades or even a lifetime. Recent studies have also indicated that larger silver fillings may actually weaken teeth over time as the mercury expands and contracts with changing temperatures.

Furthermore, silver fillings often darken in time and may cause the surrounding tooth to stain as well. This process may lead to an unattractive appearance, especially with highly visible teeth.

What is the Process for Receiving a Composite Filling?

From the patient’s point of view, receiving a composite filling is virtually the same as receiving a silver amalgam filling. Both fillings typically take under an hour to apply. The only difference for the patient is that your dentist will need to keep your mouth dry as the composite material sets. For this, your dentist or their assistant may use puffs of air to dry any saliva. Additionally, they will use a heat lamp device to set the composite. You will not experience any discomfort or pain during the procedure.

Composite Fillings – Cosmetic and Functional Dentistry in One

Composite fillings are a great option cosmetically since they appear to be simply part of your natural tooth. These fillings are also functional as they slow decay and help keep a damaged tooth intact. While some dental procedures, like tooth whitening, are wholly cosmetic, composite fillings bridge the gap between cosmetic and functional.

Other dental services available at Brandon Smiles that are both functional and cosmetic include bonding restorations, veneers, porcelain crowns and reshaping.

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Brandon, FL 33511

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