Composite Resin Fillings in Atlanta
Modern Dentistry Techniques & Materials
Invasive tooth decay can leave you with cavities, eroding away at your protective enamel layer and possibly infecting the inner dentin and root structures of your teeth. Our dental staff at Gallery 32 Dental Arts is exceptionally trained and highly experienced with performing composite resin fillings to help repair and protect your affected teeth.
Whereas metal-based amalgam fillings used to be the only option for filling in dental caries, years of advancements and developments in materials capable and effective enough to restore and enhance decayed teeth have resulted with many dentists preferring the use of composite resin fillings. Our office uses the latest tooth-colored restorative devices to provide seamless dental work that is not only appealing to the eye, but also rehabilitative for the support of your tooth function.
For more information or to book a FREE consultation, call us at (404) 341-4434 today.
Types of Composite Resin Fillings
Composite resin fillings are composed of powdered glass or quartz filler mixed in with an acrylic resin medium, and are formulated to match its surrounding color and texture. Referred to as a “direct” dental restoration, the biocompatible material fuses strongly onto the cleaned tooth structure and is completed all in one sitting, compared to indirect restorations that require impressions to be sent out to a dental lab for fabrication.
We offer the following types of composite resin fillings to restore & save your teeth including:
Small - Our standard composite resin fillings are effective for small cavity holes for both your anterior and posterior teeth. They can help restore minor to mildly moderate cases of decay on any one of your five tooth surfaces, whether it be occlusal, buccal, distal, mesial, or lingual.
Large - Our large composite fillings can treat larger holes and more severe cases of tooth decay that don’t fully require the need of a dental inlay or onlay. These larger fillings can repair more tooth surfaces, even if your cavity permeates through up to four other tooth surfaces.
The Filling Procedure
Placing your tooth-resembling filling restoration may be more of a complex procedure than obtaining a silver amalgam alternative, but you can rest assured getting composite fillings are more non-invasive and worth the longer wait.
After a thorough evaluation of your teeth and verifying good candidacy for procedure, your tooth will be prepped for its restoration in the following steps:
To initiate the procedure, your tooth is numbed with local anesthesia for your comfort, and a high-speed powerful drill is then used to cut through and excavate any decay on the surface of the enamel layer.
After drilling away the decayed material, the area is disinfected and dried out with a vacuum to prepare the site of the filling.
After one last layer of bonding material is applied, the composite resin is finally placed into the excavated site.
To finish off the procedure, your composite filling will then be shaped and polished to blend in with the rest of your smile.
Resurfacing Your Tooth to Perfection
With our composite resin dental fillings, your tooth decay can be maintained without the need for unsightly silver fillings. Overlooking the aesthetic aspect of the two comparisons, an amalgam’s mixture of metals tend to expand and contract with temperature, putting your tooth at risk of a fracture.
Our biocompatible composite fillings actually bond with your tooth, supporting its structure and overall function.
To learn more about alternatives to metal fillings and how to repair your smile, contact us today at (404) 341-4434!
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