What are the advantages of composite fillings?
At our Sugar Land dental office, our patients want to look great and feel great. We often have requests for composite (white) fillings because the main advantage of having white fillings is that they blend in with your natural teeth.
Composite material comes in a variety of shades and we choose the one that will make your dental work disappear. The untrained eye will never know that you have fillings. We understand you do not to distract people with your dentistry and we don’t blame you. Your dentistry should enhance your beauty, not take away from it.
Composite fillings are also great for some other reasons. First, they last a long time. With proper care, your composite fillings can last for 7-10 years before needing replacement. In many cases, they never need replacing. In addition, we utilize composites to make minor cosmetic repairs to your teeth. If you have chips, gaps, or other flaws in the surface of your teeth, we can choose a custom shade and repair your tooth at a fraction of the cost of a crown or veneer.
Composite fillings help to preserve your tooth structure because they require minimal prep work. We remove only the affected area of your tooth structure and leave the rest completely intact.