Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings
When you receive the disappointing diagnosis of a new cavity, you know that a filling is required. The goal of a filling is to restore a damaged tooth. This is usually due to decay or fracture of the enamel. Dr. Auslander fills new cavities with composite resin. He can also replace old, broken-down silver fillings (mercury containing) with composite resin. Auslander Dental wants to brighten your smile and leave your teeth with a more natural look and feel.
We treat our patients with the same level of care and respect we treat our own families. We only use the highest quality materials in our office. Composite fillings restore the tooth, rather than “fill” the tooth. They bond directly to the tooth. This strengthens the tooth and recreates most of its original shape. Composite fillings are also cosmetically appealing, as they match your natural tooth coloring and do not shine.
Tooth colored fillings are preferred by most patients because of the color, overall appearance and comfortable feel. Silver fillings, on the other hand, weaken the teeth and make them more susceptible to breaking, which can be expensive to correct. For this reason, composite material can save both time and money in the long run. In addition, hot and cold sensitivity is greatly reduced with composite material, compared to the silver fillings. Finally, composite fillings are achieved with smaller holes, allowing for healthier teeth and the elimination of mercury exposure. Call our office with any questions.