Composite Resins in Washington
If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry; the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you will likely have in the future.
Composite resin fillings have limitations if they become too large or if the underlying tooth structure is fractured. In certain situations, Dr. Mace may recommend another type of restoration that is longer lasting than a filling and provides more protection.