Composite Dental Fillings

We offer composite dental fillings

Even a tiny area of tooth decay can become a big problem if left untreated. It can become painful, contribute to bad breath, and even eventually require a root canal or extraction. At our office, we offer composite dental fillings in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which can restore the health, function and appearance of a damaged tooth. If you have a tooth that is giving you cause for concern, call our office at 508-830-3339 for an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald.

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Composite fillings have many advantages over amalgam fillings, including:

  • A more aesthetic final result
  • The use of a filling material that bonds to your tooth and provides more support for the tooth
  • Reduced risk of the treated tooth breaking or fracturing in the future
  • Better insulation from temperature changes caused by foods and beverages
  • Better seals around the edges of the damaged area, leading to an increased resistance to decay and leaks
  • The ability to repair cavities that are too small for amalgam fillings
  • Repairs or replacements that can be completed without removing the filling from the tooth
  • A safer and healthier treatment, as no mercury or other metals are used
  • A treatment that promotes better long-term oral health

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What is a composite filling?

Here at Sandra L. MacDonald, DMD, we have chosen to use composite, or tooth-colored, dental fillings to repair and restore your teeth.

When you receive a composite filling, our dentist will carefully select a shade of filling material that matches your natural tooth color. Your damaged tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and any damaged tissue removed before the filling is placed. We will then cure, or harden, the filling and polish it to complete your treatment. You should be able to receive your filling in just one appointment.

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Contact our office today!

If you have any questions about composite dental fillings, restorative dentistry or scheduling an appointment with our dentist, give us a call today!