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Cavity Treatment Options: Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings in Pittsburgh, PA

Cavities are painful and inconvenient, and fillings are necessary to restore damage and return your tooth to its normal functioning and shape. While fillings can certainly help save your teeth, they can be quite noticeable depending on the materials used. For instance, fillings that are filled with mercury gold and silver amalgam stick out like a sore thumb. Luckily, there’s a less noticeable way to fill cavities today—and that’s with tooth-colored composite fillings.

What is Composite Resin?

Composite resin is a plastic and glass mixture that’s used to fill cavities. These composites are also used for cosmetic purposes, such as changing the color and shape of teeth. A Pittsburgh dentist will place the composite in layers by using a specialized lighting technique to harden the composite.

The advantage of using tooth-colored composite fillings is mostly cosmetic. The composite material is blended to create a color that’s nearly identical to your natural tooth, which disguises the fact that a cavity was ever present in the first place. Furthermore, tooth-colored composite fillings bond to your teeth and help support their structure. This helps prevent additional breakage and insulate your tooth from temperature changes.

Contact a Pittsburgh Dentist For Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings

If you’re finally ready to move forward with your filling, Polished Dental can repair your cavity with tooth-colored composite fillings. Contact our office today at 412-281-3546 or schedule your appointment online.