Dental Composite Resin Fillings Madison
Restorative Dentistry Wisconsin Can Trust for Flawless Smiles
Your comprehensive Madison dentists at Total Care Dental keep up with the latest innovations and standards in restorative dentistry. Our dental professionals provide only the best Madison dental restoration services, ensuring you have a beautiful, long lasting smile. We make sure you receive only the best, most complete care for your teeth with the use of composite resin fillings.
Silver amalgam fillings have long been the standard in restorative dentistry to stop the spread of cavities. However, in recent years they have been replaced by more aesthetic and biocompatible tooth colored composite resin fillings. These fillings better resemble your actual teeth, giving you a natural looking smile.
Total Care Dental Madison Dentists Recommend Composite Fillings
By bonding directly to your teeth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength of your tooth. Silver amalgam fillings do not bond to the tooth and can expand/contract with temperature changes, making them more likely to cause tooth fractures. Since broken teeth are very expensive to restore, composites can save a lot of expense over the long run. Composite fillings are recommended because:
- Composites are mercury-free. Mercury in fillings is viewed by some as being toxic.
- Composites require less removal of tooth structure. Especially with new cavities, the size of the hole made for the filling can be dramatically smaller with composites.
- Composite fillings restore the natural appearance of the tooth.
Though composite resin fillings have become the most popular choice for fillings because they match the tooth color better than silver fillings, the best dental filling is no filling at all. Preventative dental health care will keep your teeth strong and flaw free. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, and regularly visiting your TCD dentist will keep your teeth cavity free. If your preventative measures let a cavity or stains affect your teeth, trust Total Care Dental for the best restorative dentistry services including bonded veneers and fillings.
Long Lasting Results with Composite Resin
Composite resin fillings take longer to apply to teeth than silver amalgam. However, spending a few extra minutes at our dental office will save you a lot of time later. The natural coloring of composite resin will last just as long as an amalgam filling without affecting the appearance of your smile.
If you currently have silver amalgam or metal fillings, you can have them replaced with composite resin. Just contact our dentists for a consultation to get started. We will use the latest dental technology to determine if it is safe to remove and replace your current fillings.
Tooth Extraction and Replacement
A cavity that reaches the root of your tooth may require root canal therapy to reverse. If a cavity continues to grow and does not get filled, the tooth will need to be extracted to prevent spreading decay further. The missing tooth will then be replaced with a dental implant or crown, depending on the health of your remaining teeth, gums, and jaw.
Read our FAQ to learn more about composite resin fillings and cavities.
Resin Fillings Don’t Break the Bank
Receiving composite fillings now can prevent a cavity from growing and causing an infection. This will save you money in the long run as a filling keeps you from needing a root canal or dentures in the future. Total Care Dental has financial dental plans to meet the needs of all our patients. You don’t have to choose between breaking the budget and restoring your smile. We accept cash or personal check, credit cards, CareCredit cards, Illumisure, and most major insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we offer a 5% discount when $300 is paid in full before treatment.