Previously, amalgams or “silver” fillings were the standard of care in dentistry. Although amalgam is still used a great deal today, newer materials, such as composites, allow for a more esthetic smile-enhancing result. Thanks to years of dental research driven largely by patients’ desire for more beautiful smiles, composite resins now serve as an excellent option for replacement of missing tooth structure.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-sized restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
Dr. Hoppe, Hoppe & Hoppe utilizes state-of-the-art techniques in design, placement, and color matching to provide the utmost in beautiful, quality composite restorations.
There are many advantages to tooth-colored restorations. Composite fillings are bonded to the teeth creating a tight fit to the natural tooth. The tooth remains intact and stronger.
Since the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!
The result is a beautiful smile!
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