At the office of Arnold Balber, DDS, we offer composite resin dental fillings. Composite fillings have a number of advantages over traditional amalgam fillings, which have been widely used for years.
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings contain no mercury. Moreover, they are strong and bond directly to the surface of the tooth. Our dentists will place a composite filling in layers; as the filling material is applied, it forms itself to the shape of the cavity, which means that not as much drilling is required for a composite than for other types of fillings. All fillings wear out over time. But while other types of fillings need to be removed and replaced, a composite filling can be repaired simply by adding more layers to it.
But perhaps the biggest reason for the popularity of composite fillings is their appearance. The resin itself can be shaded to match the surface of the rest of your tooth. When the composite has been cured and polished, only you and the dentist will ever know that you had a cavity! While composites are perfect for teeth that can be easily seen when you smile, they have increased in strength over the years, and many people use them to repair cavities on the back teeth.
If you are interested in a safe and esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional fillings, call 818-348-1494 today to learn more about composite resin dental fillings in Woodland Hills.