When it comes to your smile, any slight imperfection stands out, most especially in your own point of view. We are all our own worst critics, so the minor chips, spacing irregularities, discolorations, or cracks can greatly affect your daily life, self-esteem, and confidence in a very negative way.
At the dental offices of Dr. Joshua M. Ignatowicz, we understand how important it is to have a brilliant smile to maintain confidence and happiness. Our Henderson, NV, general dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and determine if you might be a candidate for composite fillings to repair your minor imperfections.
What Are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings, also known as composites or filled resins, are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. For small to mid-sized restorations that need to be able to withstand a moderate amount of chewing pressure, composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture.
When the dentist prepares your tooth, less tooth structure is removed and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be bonded in place (held in a cavity adhesively) which allows Dr. Ignatowicz to make a more conservative repair to your tooth.
Are Composite Fillings Right for Me?
If you are dealing with minor imperfections in your teeth, you may be right for composite fillings. They are not intended to replace whole teeth or large portions of teeth–that would be better served with crowns or veneers. Composite fillings are priced moderately and depend on the size of the filling and the technique used by our Henderson, NV, general dentist to place it in the tooth (composites take longer than the amalgam).
It is important to note that composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time. Your dental situation should be evaluated by an experienced dentist so that the best possible remedy can be found to suit your needs.
Contact Our Expert Henderson, NV, General Dentist
Having a beautiful, healthy, shining smile is not just beneficial for your oral health. It increases your self-esteem and makes you more confident when meeting new people, greeting friends, and even giving presentations or leading meetings. When there are imperfections in your teeth, even minor ones, it can wreak havoc on all of these aspects of life. Contact our Henderson, NV, general dentist at the dental offices of Dr. Joshua M. Ignatowicz for more information on composite fillings and if they are right for you.