Maintain the aesthetic of your smile when repairing a damaged tooth.
A composite (tooth colored) is a restoration used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth. In the past, dental fillings were created from amalgam, a mixture of silver metals. While amalgam fillings are durable, they disrupt the natural aesthetic of your smile and typically require more extensive tooth removal. Dr. McCall is pleased to offer a more natural-looking, conservative and modern option known as composite restorations. These restorations are created from a long-lasting, tooth-colored material called composite resin. Dr. McCall matches the shade of the resin to your natural tooth color so that your dental restoration will blend in naturally with your tooth while using biomimetic techniques so that the composite resin also forms a strong bond with the natural tooth structure, strengthening the tooth and providing a lasting restoration.
Composite restorations are placed using an incremental layering technique. These individual increments are cured (hardened) as they are placed. This is a very specific technique and takes a little more time to accomplish. These are not “filling”. They are true restorations that will function very similar to the tooth structure they are bonded to. Once the restoration has been built up, adjustments are made to fit the patient’s bite and then the composite is polished. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about white restorations and their advantages. We are committed to returning your smile to optimal health.