Composite Fillings Downey CA

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings Downey, CA

Do you have a cavity or a chipped tooth? Composite fillings are an excellent way to repair teeth quickly and effectively. At Downey Dental Arts, we are experts in leveraging modern composite resin for dental fillings and tooth repair that will make your previously damaged teeth look like new again!

What Are Composite Dental Fillings Made of?

Composite fillings are non-toxic and made from quartz and hypo-allergenic plastic resin. They look and feel like natural tooth material, unlike old-fashioned metal amalgam fillings.

What Do Composite Dental Fillings Treat?

Modern composite fillings are utilized for everything from cavities to worn-down teeth. Here are a few applications of composite fillings:

  • Cavities: Composite filling material is a safe and effective way to fill a cavity without using metal amalgam. It also protects the tooth from more damage.
  • Chipped or broken teeth: If you have chipped or cracked one of your teeth, a composite filling can be an affordable way to repair the tooth and make it like new.
  • Worn-down teeth: Teeth sometimes wear down and become fragile. Composite fillings can strengthen these weakened teeth and restore their appearance.
  • Gaps between teeth: Gaps between teeth can be embarrassing but are often easily repaired using composite fillings.
Composite Fillings Downey CA
Composite Fillings in Downey CA

What Are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings can be hugely helpful in protecting teeth that may have been damaged from decay, cavities, and accidents. The composite filling strengthens the tooth and stops the tooth from decaying or cracking anymore.

Composite fillings are now preferred by many over traditional metal amalgam fillings not only for their more natural look but because they are non-toxic. The versatile nature of composite filling material means it can be used for a variety of dental issues. Composite fillings are made from plastic resin that is moldable and can be leveraged to treat cavities, repair cracks in teeth, or build up a tooth that has been worn down too much.

Composite fillings can sometimes be utilized instead of crowns, which can be easier and more cost-effective. The composite resin material also bonds easily to teeth, which means less tooth enamel needs to be removed in preparation for the new filling (compared to metal amalgams or veneers).

How Long Will Composite Fillings Last?

Composite fillings have an average lifespan of between 5 and 7 years, or even longer if very well-maintained. While the old-school metal amalgam fillings can last a little longer than composite fillings, the benefits of composite far outweigh the minor inconvenience of having them fixed once or twice a decade.

How Do I Get Started With Composite Fillings in Downey?

Composite fillings can be some of the quickest and easiest dental treatments. The first thing you’ll need to do, of course, is see us for a consultation so we can determine if composite fillings are right for you. Contact us at (562) 445-3363 to set up an appointment at our dentist office in Downey. Our dentist will examine your mouth, and we will also take digital X-rays that can help us determine what type of damage may have occurred to the tooth or teeth in question.

When we have completed our assessment, we will go over the potential treatment options with you. Other options may include porcelain veneers, crowns, or bridges. If composite fillings are right for you, we will create a special composite filling mixture to accurately match the color of your natural teeth. This mixture is applied to the tooth and shaped to create a natural appearance. The non-toxic composite bonding material is then applied to stabilize it.

How Should I Care for My Composite Fillings?

You can keep your composite fillings looking and functioning great by brushing and flossing daily. Avoid chewing on extremely hard objects like candies and ice that could stress the composite material. Reduce sugar ingestion to reduce cavities, and make sure you visit us at Downey Dental Arts for a regular checkup.

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How Much Do Composite Fillings Cost?

Composite fillings are very cost-effective, with prices ranging from $150 to $350 per filling. The good news is, your dental insurance may help out with some of this cost if the procedure is necessary for functional needs (i.e., it is not cosmetic only). At Downey Dental Arts, we want our dental services to be affordable for patients, which is why we also offer customizable financing options. Speak with one of our helpful front desk staff to learn more.

Composite Fillings in Downey

If you have cavities or a chipped tooth and would like a safe and effective treatment, composite fillings may be just what you need. Contact us today by calling (562) 445-3363 to schedule your appointment at Downey Dental Arts.


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