Here at your Livonia family dentist, we only use composite fillings in the process of repairing cavities or surface chips and cracks in teeth. We believe that composite fillings are the best solution for several reasons. The most obvious reason is that they allow you to retain the look of natural teeth, even in the teeth toward the back of your mouth. That isn’t all; composite fillings also don’t carry the risks that metal amalgam fillings can have.
Composite filling material is made of plastic and glass components, we can dye the material to closely match the shade of your natural teeth. In fact, you’ll have a hard time seeing your composite fillings! Composite filling material can also be used to repair cracks or even to slightly change the shape of one or more teeth. Using composite filling material also helps your tooth maintain structural integrity, and we can remove less of the surrounding healthy enamel.
Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity or pain? If so, you might have a cavity. Make sure to call your Livonia family dentist or use our online scheduling tool to book a checkup exam appointment. If a cavity is found, we may even be able to repair the tooth with a composite filling on the same day! Be sure to ask if you have any questions concerning composite fillings or any other restorative treatment.