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Composite Fillings in Union City

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When treating a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and amalgam fillings.

Find out more about our Union City composite filling services by contacting Hanna Dental Group today at (201) 720-1471!

What Are Composite Fillings?

Our composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored fillings since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.

Composite fillings can be used to treat:

  • Decayed teeth (i.e. cavity)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Decreasing the gap between teeth

The Procedure

After the dentist numbs the area where the filling is to be placed, he will remove any decayed portions. A substance is then applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond and hardened and cured with a special light. Once this is complete, the filling is applied in thin layers to slowly form the complete filling. After the composite has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished to be comfortable and fit your bite.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Our Union City composite fillings offer several benefits including the following:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: They are tooth-colored, blending seamlessly with natural teeth for a more aesthetic result.
  • Conservative Restoration: Less tooth structure removal is needed compared to amalgam fillings, preserving more natural tooth material.
  • Versatility: Suitable for small to medium-sized cavities and can be used on both front and back teeth.
  • Bonding Strength: Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, providing additional structural support.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: Composite materials transmit less temperature sensitivity compared to metal fillings.
  • Mercury-Free: Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings do not contain mercury.
  • Durability: With advancements in materials, composite fillings offer good durability for appropriate cases.

Do you need a composite filling in Union City? We are here to help – call us at (201) 720-1471 today to schedule an appointment!


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