Dental composites are a combination of materials that are used in dental restoration to improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile and to fill cavities. Today’s composite materials are strong and are used much more widely – even on chewing surfaces – providing a more attractive, natural-looking alternative to dental fillings for a better smile.
Dental fillings are one of the most common uses of composite resins. Composite fillings can be molded and tinted to look just like a healthy tooth leaving you with a white natural looking smile. That means that when you smile, laugh or yawn, no one will know you've ever had a cavity.
In addition to fillings, composites can be used for a wide range of cosmetic restoration procedures such as filling in gaps, cracks and chips in order to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to looking natural, composite restoration helps shield teeth that have been cracked or chipped, protecting them from decay-causing bacteria that can otherwise use these small defects as a beginning for cavities.
Dr. Stoner is skilled in using composite resins for all types of dental restoration procedures. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, or if you want to replace old fillings with a filling that enhances your smile, call us today at (260) 484-4181 and schedule an appointment to learn more.