Composite Fillings in Miamisburg
Composite fillings are an effective, natural-looking way to treat tooth decay. Minimally-invasive, convenient, and durable, a filling can help relieve the pain and discomfort of a cavity. At Miamisburg Family Dental, we use the best technology and techniques to provide our patients with beautiful results. That’s why Dr. Almoney & Dr. Brown use composite fillings made of tooth-colored material. Call us today if you think you have a cavity, and we’ll go over all of your options!
What Is A Composite Filling?
Composite fillings are made of a blend of tooth-colored acrylic resin and a specialized type of glass. Together, these materials make a powerful, flexible substance that’s pliable and easy to place, but can quickly harden and protect your tooth structure. Since composite fillings are made to match the structure and color of surrounding teeth, they are aesthetically appealing and effective.
Are Composite Fillings Covered By Insurance?
This depends on your dental insurance provider. Often, if your plan will still cover the price of a mercury-amalgam filling, you can make up the difference out-of-pocket! In many cases, the prices of a mercury amalgam filling and a composite filling will be quite similar, so you may not even have to pay any additional costs. Call us today to speak with our knowledgeable team and we will help you understand and maximize your benefits for a filling!
What Are The Benefits Of Composite Fillings?
These are just a few reasons we love composite fillings:
Natural appearance – The primary benefit of a composite filling is a much more attractive smile, particularly if you have multiple fillings. In contrast, mercury-amalgam fillings are dark and gray, and very easy to notice.
Requires removal of less tooth structure – Typically, a composite filling will require the removal of less enamel, because the resin is so flexible and closely bonds with the tooth.
Reduction of tooth sensitivity – Mercury-amalgam is thought to contribute to some cases of tooth sensitivity, because the metals used in these fillings are conductors. This can make the treated tooth more sensitive to shifts in temperature.
Come See Our Dentists – Get A Composite Filling Today!
Whether you think you may have a cavity or you would like to replace your old mercury-amalgam fillings for more natural-lookiing ones, our dentists can help. Visit Miamisburg Family Dental today, and see how you can benefit from a composite filling. Contact us at (937) 866-5501, or stop by our office at 306 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342 to get started with our services.