Fillings: Why Composite May Be Just What You Need

You’ve heard about composite fillings before. Sometimes they will be referred to as white fillings. Other times, they will be preceded with the term “tooth-colored.” Whatever the case, we encourage you to remember that this may be just what you need for your decayed tooth and not only because this type of restoration will look beautiful, thanks to the fact that we may color-match it to your smile. Receiving a composite restoration instead of a metal one may provide you with an advantage you really need.

If You Have Problems With Metal

You may have some sort of problems with metal. For instance, you may have a true allergy, which makes metal fillings impossible for you. Or, you may deal with sensitivities, which means placing a long-term metal restoration in your mouth is something you should probably avoid. Composite fillings do not include metal. They’re safe for individuals who are either allergic or sensitive to metals, which means you’ll be able to fix your tooth without any worries.

If We Need To Fill A Child’s Cavity

The FDA considers metal fillings safe for adults, as well as for children who are are least six years of age. So, what if your child is about to turn six? What if your child is seven but you don’t feel so wonderful about the purported “safety” of metal? When you select composite, there’s nothing to worry about. Composite fillings do not include potentially toxic materials, such as mercury, so you can smile knowing the restoration is certainly a safe one.

Protect Your Smile With Composite Fillings

Remember that if you need a dental filling, we provide composite fillings that are beautiful, safe, and comfortable for everyone! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.