Tualatin & Tigard General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Candace L. Peterson, DMD offers high quality general family & cosmetic dentistry in the Tualatin and Tigard, OR areas. We use a variety of advanced techniques to provide our patients the best possible care, including composite fillings. Read more to learn of the benefits of composite fillings and how they can help you.
Advantages of Composite Fillings
Like a standard filling, a composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures, but in an enamel-matched color, offering greater aesthetic appeal in some cases. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available with a variety of characteristics, and your dentist will discuss with you the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used in cosmetic dentistry today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are better suited for use in front teeth and the more visible areas of the mouth.
When To Consider Composite Fillings
Composite fillings can be used in any situation where appearance is an important factor, including:
- Chipped teeth.
- Closing space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Worn teeth.
Composite fillings are very durable, and will provide a beautiful smile for many years when properly cared for, although in rare cases they may need to be replaced.
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Thank you choosing the office of Candace L. Peterson, DMD for your families dental care needs! If you have further questions about composite fillings, or any other procedure, contact our office, and a team member will be happy to assist you! We look forward to helping you achieve your perfect smile!