Composite fillings – also known as tooth-colored fillings – are dental restorations designed to be natural in and virtually unnoticeable. They blend well with your natural teeth and appear more natural than amalgam fillings, which are darker and more easily seen by other people. Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically bond to the teeth. They can be used to fill in decayed areas of the teeth, as well as to help repair chipped or broken teeth.
Composite fillings allow Dr. Hubler to preserve more of the natural tooth structure. Composite materials chemically bond to the surface of the tooth like an adhesive, allowing Dr. Hubler to leave more of your natural tooth intact while performing the restoration. The process takes slightly longer to complete than traditional amalgam fillings, but you will typically preserve more of the natural portion of your teeth. The result is a natural looking restoration that will be durable and functional.
If you have a cavity, broken tooth, or a deteriorated filling, you may be a candidate for a tooth-colored filling. Schedule your examination with Dr. Hubler today to determine if they are right for you.