Bring Your Teeth Back to Life With Composite Fillings

Bring Your Teeth Back to Life With Composite Fillings

May 16, 2019

Composite fillings are a great option for many people who want to help their teeth look more attractive while also helping their oral health. At Belle Via Dental we have the proper treatment options for you to feel fully attended. Composite fillings are fillings that are tooth colored and can help reshape teeth that need the structure or to get rid of discolorations.

Basic Information

A composite resin is placed in layers over the tooth until the desired amount is reached. Then it is sculpted and shaped into the design needed. This composite filling actually can protect the original tooth. After it is shaped it is dried with a high intensity light and is then polished by the dentist so that it looks natural.


Like many dental procedures composite fillings have quite a few various benefits for those who choose to have them.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Helping the tooth maintain a natural appearance that a silver filling wouldn’t be able to do.
  • Helps protect the tooth from sensitivity to hot and cold, especially if previously damaged.
  • Helps provide more support to the structure of the natural tooth.
  • Lowers the chance of potential breakage or damage to the tooth.


Of course there are potential drawbacks to any procedure though they aren’t necessarily too serious for composite fillings.

Some common drawbacks include:

  • Food and beverages can alter the coloring or stain the teeth more readily.
  • Increased sensitivity to the teeth afterwards.
  • Is shorter lasting than silver fillings because it is softer.

These drawbacks can be avoided if you make sure not to drink excessive tea and coffee and watch what you bite or eat to avoid any potential damage.

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