Composite Fillings


Scott Kupetz DMD

Composite fillings are a great cosmetic way to restore decayed and discolored teeth. It can also help reshape disfigured teeth as composite fillings are highly versatile. The filling is a mixture of plastic and powdered glass colored to match the shade of your teeth resulting in a natural look.

Each filling is individually customized to fix the fractures in your teeth and to provide enough durability and resistance that will last through everyday wear and tear. Through technological advancements and increased resin durability, composite fillings can now be placed on teeth in the back of the mouth.

Composite fillings are often more expensive than amalgam fillings but are a more natural looking alternative. They are not always covered by dental insurance plans alone which is why it is important to know what your insurance plan covers. If you are confused about which filling would be best for you, we will advise you on the best affordable options available to you.

Composite fillings can bond to your teeth to strengthen its structure and prevent further damage. They support the remaining tooth structure and insulates it from extreme temperature changes as well as prevents breakage. Placing a composite filling is a delicate, sensitive task but Dr. Scott Kupetz is certified and highly skilled to perform the task. Quality dental work is something we guarantee.

Composite fillings are a great cosmetic dentistry option because it’s a great alternative to old amalgam fillings. Amalgam fillings over time tend to become dull and can give your teeth the appearance of being gray. Natural color fillings are made from resin composites which are composed to match the shade of your teeth. You won’t even notice that they are even there. You will be pleased with a brighter, healthier looking smile.

The process to apply these filling is no more complicated than putting in an amalgam (silver) filling. Decay is removed and then prepared to accept the composite. Layers of composite are applied before being cured and chemically hardened with a special light and then polished to provide the finishing touch. Over time, old fillings may even begin to leak which can be even more damaging for your smile. Composite fillings are a great option to consider if you are experiencing problems with your old fillings, especially if they are in a small or visible area to give you a natural looking smile.

Composite feelings don’t just rid your teeth of decay; they can reshape your teeth from any damage such as chips, cracks, or large gaps. Just as with any dental filling, they are not permanent and will have to be replaced over time, but they will provide you with a natural looking smile as long as the filling lasts.

After the procedure is completed, you may experience some sensitivity to extreme hot and cold food temperatures which is normal while your mouth acclimates to the new filling. It will subside after a little while, and following the care instructions will help your teeth adjust better and reduces the chance of complications.