Pasadena Texas Dentist, Composite (White) Fillings

 

What are Composite Fillings (white fillings)?

Composite fillings  are used to restore lost tooth structure. They are made from synthetic resin material that is bonded to the tooth structure by a chemical bond.

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Experience Counts with Composite Fillings

Cosmetic Dentists who utilize dental composite fillings on a regular basis will pay close attention to the details and technical sensitivity of composite fillings.

The Difference between Composite Fillings and Amalgam “Silver” Fillings

Dr. Nugent almost always uses white filling when restoring broken or decayed teeth. In most instances white fillings have a clear advantage over silver fillings.

Composite fillings

– Matches tooth color
– Helps conserve tooth structure
– Chemical bonds to tooth
– Not controversial due to mercury presence
– Friendly to the environment
– Good durability
– Bonds tooth together

Amalgam fillings

– Does not match tooth color
– Additional tooth structure is removed to place the filling
– Ugly gray color
– Can cause cracks in teeth
– Controversial due to presence of mercury
– Environmental concerns
– Can be placed in a wet environment

When decay is very deep (under the gum tissue), amalgam can be placed when the gum tissue is bleeding. This is the only reason Dr. Nugent will use a silver filling.

Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood, Pearland and Clear Lake Texas seek out Dr. Nugent for his expert dental care. Discover why Dr. Nugent has been voted PASADENA TEXAS BEST DENTIST 2010 and PASADENA TEXAS BEST DENTIST 2011.

Cosmetic Dentist Pasadena Texas

Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd, Pasadena Texas 77504 or call us at 713-941-8261.