Composite resin fillings can fill small or medium-sized cavities, cover old silver fillings, and improve the look of your smile. White composite fillings match the color of your teeth, providing a more natural appearance than silver fillings.
What are composites?
Composites are fillings that match the color of your teeth. Amalgam fillings consist of various metals, creating a silver look. Composites use plastic and ceramic compounds, giving them a natural tooth-like look. With over 10 years of experience in the dental field, Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center continues to stay updated on the latest and greatest dental trends, providing you with the best composite fillings in Merced, CA.
How do I take care of composites?
It is essential to the upkeep of your composites that you maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your composites as you would your other teeth.
Maintaining a well-balanced diet is important for not only your oral health but the entire health of your body. Don’t eat foods that can stain or damage your composites. Staying hydrated is key to washing away harmful bacteria.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth with ADA approved toothpaste, containing fluoride, at least twice a day. You should floss at least once a day to get rid of harmful bacteria.
Regular dental visits
Routine dental checkups are key to ensuring the longevity of your composites. We will check to make sure there is no plaque built up near your composite. Even with the most attentive at-home oral care, a professional cleaning is essential in stopping tooth decay and gum disease from developing and worsening.
Should I get composites?
Composites are a great choice if you want to update your old silver fillings, specifically if they are worn down or damaged. Some composite fillings can be done in just one appointment, giving you a quick fix and a better-looking smile.
At Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center, we will work closely with you to determine which composite is most appropriate for your unique needs. Given our friendly staff, comfortable office, and 10 years of experience, it is not surprising that patients continue to choose our office in Merced, CA for all their cosmetic dental needs.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients.