Dr. Cartwright uses tooth-colored composite materials that can be easily bonded to the surface of your tooth. Composite fillings require less preparation, so the results are often smaller and more natural-looking than the traditional silver fillings. The durable composite material is shaped and polished to match the rest of your tooth, leaving you with a smooth and refined restoration.
They match your natural tooth shade: Unlike silver fillings, composite fillings look like your natural tooth. Dr Cartwright will blend the color to match your surrounding teeth which makes composites ideal for front teeth, where a silver filling would be unappealing. Tooth colored fillings can be shaped to resemble your natural tooth.
Support. Composite fillings adhere with the tooth, offering support to the tooth damaged by decay. Furthermore, less tooth needs to be removed to get ready for the tooth colored composite filling as compared to an amalgam filling. Tooth material should be preserved whenever possible as it may be useful in future restorations.
Additional benefits: Composite fillings handle temperatures better, are durable, can be used to fix chips and other imperfections.