Cosmetic Composite Fillings
Martinez Dental Solutions offers composite fillings and dental bonding to patients in Jacksonville. These cosmetic dentistry procedures are both corrective and aesthetically pleasing for patients who are experiencing tooth decay or cracked and otherwise damaged teeth. Request an appointment for our dental fillings today.
What Are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are similar to amalgam fillings in that a tooth with a cavity is drilled and then filled with a material that hardens inside the tooth. However, with composite fillings, tooth-colored material is used instead of metal. As a result, the cavity filling is barely noticeable.
Amalgam tooth fillings use a blend of metals such as silver-tin alloy, mercury, and copper. This mixture hardens inside the tooth and appears silver in color. Composite resin fillings are a mixture of acrylic and quartz fillers that are the color of natural teeth. This mixture hardens within the tooth in about 30 seconds. In addition to being more attractive than amalgam, composite dental fillings actually bond to the tooth which can strengthen and protect it.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a tooth-colored composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth. For example, composite fillings are a form of dental bonding. Bonding can also be used to:
- Make teeth appear longer
- Reshape teeth and close gaps
- Repair chips and cracks
- Even a tooth's coloring
- Protect the exposed portion of a tooth's roots after the gum line has receded
Gentle Dental Care for Your Family
Our dentists been performing dental bonding since 1992 and can help you achieve a more beautiful smile with this treatment. Whether you have older cavity fillings you'd like to replace with composite fillings, have a new cavity, or have other issues that could be corrected with dental bonding and composite fillings, our dentists are available to help. Choose one of our dental offices for this reason and many more:
- Every patient receives quality care geared toward restoring and enhancing their smile
- Our dentists are caring and thoughtful professionals that provide dental solutions that are second-to-none
- We only use the highest quality materials, most advanced technology, and first-rate dentistry practices
Maintain the Health and Beauty of Your Smile
Since 2006, we have been serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Riverside, San Marco, Fleming Island, St. Augustine, Middleburg, and all nearby areas with our dental filling services. We perform cleaning and prevention services, dental exams, cosmetic dentistry services, dental restorations, and more. Request your appointment today.