At South Nassau Dental Arts, we provide the latest advances in cosmetic dental techniques, including dental fillings. A composite filling or white tooth-colored filling is used to restore decayed areas of the tooth. Composite is also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
What are the Advantages of a Composite Filling?
Aesthetics are the main advantage, since we can blend shades to create a color identical to your actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulates the tooth from excessive temperature changes. Studies have shown that composites can last up to 7-10 years, which is comparable to silver fillings except in very large restorations.
Cosmetic dentistry includes more than just whitening teeth, it includes veneers, bonding, gum recontouring, crowns, bridges and fillings. Many of our patients combine a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the ultimate in smile design. For example, a patient may choose to eliminate the "gummy" appearance of his or her smile with gum recontouring, and then enhance the results with a teeth whitening session.
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