Composite Fillings

Top Reasons to See Dr. Dario Valencia for Composite Fillings

What You Need to Know About Composite Fillings

For many years, dentists used silver amalgam material for fillings. The silver amalgam was very strong, but it was also very unattractive. And as fillings aged over the course of many years, the amalgam material would turn quite dark – definitely not the look that most of us want!

Fortunately, most dentists today give patients the option of composite fillings. Composite material is tooth-colored, as opposed to the old-style silver amalgam. If you choose composite fillings, your dental work will be barely noticeable. Better still, composite fillings are extremely durable and won’t change color over time. Like all fillings, composite fillings may eventually need to be replaced, but usually not for many, many years.

Are You a Good Candidate for Composite Fillings?

If you have any of the following dental issues, composite fillings might be a good solution for you:

  • Chipped, broken or cracked teeth
  • Teeth with wide gaps in between
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn down teeth

The Procedure Involved in Composite Fillings

The process involved in getting a new composite filling is relatively simple and can usually be done in a single visit. Dr. Valencia will begin by removing any decay on the tooth. After that, he will clean the tooth surface and place the new composite filling material into the tooth. Finally, he will shape and polish the new filling.

Contact Our Austin, TX Office Today

If you believe that you or someone in your family may need composite fillings, or for other information about your oral health, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Call us today, (512) 609-8228 (Austin – Tx) to schedule an appointment.