Composite Fillings

George Saliba DDS | Selective Dentistry | Corona Del Mar | Cosmetic Dentist | Composite Fillings

At Selective Dentistry, the only material used for filling restorations is composite (white or tooth colored fillings).  Amalgam does have its place in the dental industry.  But for their superior esthetics, reparability, strength and use of non-controversial ingredients such as mercury, composites should be the filling of choice. 

Click here to read more about Amalgam Vs. Composite Fillings, published by doctor Saliba.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.  They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.
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How are composite fillings placed?
 
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.