At our dental office, we prioritize our patients’ health and satisfaction. We have chosen to use only composite, or tooth-colored, filling material to provide you with a natural-looking result and to promote better long-term oral health. Here are some of the benefits of composite fillings:
- Improved Aesthetics: Composite fillings are designed to match the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. This means you can have cavities repaired without worrying about noticeable metal fillings.
- Structural Support: The bonding agent used in composite fillings strengthens the tooth structure, providing support and stability to the tooth. This reduces the risk of the tooth breaking or fracturing in the future.
- Insulation: Composite fillings insulate the tooth from temperature changes caused by hot or cold foods and beverages, which can cause discomfort in teeth with metal fillings.
- Better Sealing: Composite fillings bond tightly to the tooth, creating a better seal around the edges of the damaged area. This increases the tooth’s resistance to decay and leaks.
- Versatility: Composite fillings can repair cavities of various sizes, including those that are too small for amalgam fillings to repair.
- Repairability: Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings can be repaired and replaced without being removed from the tooth. This means that less healthy tooth structure needs to be removed during future repairs.
- Safer: Composite fillings contain no mercury or other metals, making them safer for both the patient and the environment.
Our experienced dentists and team carefully select the composite filling material that best matches your natural tooth color, giving you a healthier and more beautiful-looking smile. Our dental office also provides single-appointment procedures for placing fillings, making it convenient for our patients to receive the care they need. Choose composite fillings for a healthier, more attractive smile.
Dr. Timothy E. Gillespie and associates offer composite dental fillings in Asheville, North Carolina, which are strong, attractive and safe for you and your smile. Please call Gillespie Dental Associates at (828) 252-9351 to schedule your visit with a member of our team.