In the past, dentists relied on silver, amalgam fillings to repair minor damage and decay. For decades, these materials provided an adequate and effective solution. However, in recent years, more and more dentists have started to shift to using tooth-colored, composite resin filling materials. These cosmetically superior fillings allow our team to conservatively repair teeth with a material that can be custom shaded to blend seamlessly into the natural smile line. Call the Paige Prather Smiles team in Franklin, TN to find out more about our composite resin fillings or schedule an appointment today.
Composite resin fillings can be applied directly to a damaged tooth in a putty-like form. We can shape the resin into position where it seeps into even the smallest pits and grooves of the tooth. Once we’ve filled the decayed or damaged area, we use a curing light to harden the filling into position forming a solid, durable bond between the tooth and the filling that will last for years.
Some of the many benefits of composite resin fillings compared with amalgam fillings include: