Composite Fillings Middlebury CT
In the past, dentists who have repaired areas of decay that have formed have done so with a material called silver amalgam fillings. Silver amalgam is half mercury, a toxic substance to humans, and is dark in color. When placed, it can be extremely noticeable, making it a solution many patients choose not to forgo. Instead, Dr. Arsalan Elahi and his team at Middlebury Dental Center are excited to offer tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin that blend in beautifully with the smile while treating decay.
What are composite tooth fillings?
Composite tooth fillings are restorations made for filling cavities that blend in with the natural smile. Dr. Arsalan Elahi of Middlebury, CT finds that white cavity fillings are highly sought-after by many of our patients seeking a cosmetic solution to decay. Additionally, composite resin fillings are safer, as many silver amalgam fillings are harmful to the body. Patients are putting their smiles at risk of mercury toxicity. Silver amalgam fillings also tend to expand and contract with temperature changes, which can result in bacteria entering into the inner portions of the tooth. This may cause an infection that can only be addressed with treatments such as root canal therapy to avoid permanent extraction. Composite resin fillings are:
- More aesthetic
- Placed in one appointment
- More desirable by patients
- Fast and easy
Any patient who has an area of decay that needs to be addressed can ask about using composite tooth fillings to improve their oral health and stop the decay from progressing further.
Take time to learn more about tooth-colored fillings with Middlebury Dental Center
Dr. Arsalan Elahi and the staff of Middlebury Dental Center help Middlebury, CT, patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles with general, cosmetic, and restorative dental solutions. If you have been diagnosed with an area of decay and are interested in a white cavity filling that blends in with the smile, it might be a great time to ask about tooth-colored solutions such as composite resin. Call (203) 599-0048 to request a consultation visit with our team. And enhance the smile quickly and easily—while addressing areas of decay. The practice is located at 1625 Straits Turnpike, Ste. #210.