Composite Fillings in Alpharetta, GA

Metal fillings not only look unnatural, but many people are allergic to them. Composite fillings made from resin can be used instead, and they are available at Old Alabama Dental Care for patients who live near Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Duluth, and North Atlanta, Georgia.

What is dental resin?

Dental resin is made from a combination of plastic and ceramic compounds. The material is durable yet lightweight and matches the color and texture of a tooth’s surface more naturally than traditional amalgam (metal) fillings do. This process is often known as bonding, as the resin material adheres to teeth.

How are composite fillings performed?

The dentist will first administer a local anesthetic. Gums will be numbed with a topical ointment, and then a needle containing anesthesia will be inserted into the area. Once this has taken effect, the decayed matter will be removed from the tooth. The area will then be dried with cotton and the teeth will be surrounded by gauze to keep the area perfectly dry.A small amount of adhesive is placed on the tooth followed by one or more layers of the resin or plastic composite. Once the right amount of material has been put into place, a special curing light will be used to harden it. This process is repeated until the right amount of material is in place.

What are the advantages of composite fillings?

Resin fillings have a natural appearance, so they are virtually undetectable. They are also safe, as allergies to resin compounds are extremely rare. Resin fillings are also very durable and easy to clean.

Are there any disadvantages to having composite fillings?

The tooth that was filled may be slightly sensitive for a little while after having one of these fillings.  Resin fillings also cost more than amalgam fillings.Cavities don’t have to ruin your smile because resin composite fillings can make tooth repair appear very discreet. Here at Old Alabama Dental Care, we can provide you with resin fillings that will be durable and look much like your natural teeth. If you live in John’s Creek, Duluth, North Atlanta, Alpharetta, or Roswell, Georgia, give us a call at[RS_phone format_type=”1″] today.

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