Do you wince in agony every time you bite down on your favorite food or sip on your favorite drink? If so, your teeth may have issues with decay that require a composite fillings. Needing a filling for your teeth is natural. Whether it is due to improper oral health habits or you simply have natural decay that has occurred over time, we can offer you a composite filling to help restore the foundation of your natural teeth. Furthermore, in comparison to older methods of silver or gold fillings, a composite material will leave your teeth a natural color that will keep your confidence at its highest.
What Are The Advantages Of Composite Fillings?
Whenever we tell patients that they need a filling, we often hear that they would rather avoid the procedure because they don’t want to have silver or gold metal in their mouth. After all, these materials can be incredibly distracting when having a conversation, smiling or otherwise displaying an open mouth. Luckily, composite materials match the color of your natural teeth and it is unlikely that others will even notice that you have had any oral work done.
In addition to looking great, composite fillings also can be stronger than older materials because the composite material will bond directly to the surface of the tooth, which keeps it from fracturing in the future. Older methods involved the removal of part of the healthy tooth to fill it, but this certainly will not be a concern when getting composite fillings.
What Is The Cost Of Composite Fillings?
Depending on the severity of the damage to your teeth, the price will greatly vary for your composite fillings treatment. We want our patients to keep in mind that composite fillings are going to be more expensive than traditional silver or gold treatments. However, while the price may be a bit higher, the investment is certainly worth making. It is important to keep in mind that composite fillings are both more aesthetically pleasing and likely will last longer. Yes, your initial investment may be higher than alternative options. However, it is certainly worth it when you consider that you still will have a beautiful smile. You will have reliable and dependable care that will last for years to come.
Can My Fillings Wait?
When it comes to a fractured tooth that needs to be filled, we do not recommend that you wait to have it fixed. In most cases, a microscopic fracture that goes unseen can quickly turn into a serious issue that will need extensive care in the future.
It is our goal at Bronitsky Family Dentistry to provide you with the care that you expect for your dental fillings. If you are noticing pain in your teeth, schedule an appointment and let us determine what the problem might be. Or if it has been some time since your last dental checkup, we would love for you to give us a visit. We can give you a detailed examination to determine whether or not cosmetic fillings are right for you.