Tooth-Colored Fillings in

Composite resin fillings can be used to fill small or midsize cavities. Since they are tooth-colored, they look more natural than other types of fillings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

What are composites?

Composites are tooth-colored fillings. While amalgam fillings are made up of different metals and have a silver look to them, composites are composed of plastic and ceramic compounds.

After 20 years working in dentistry, Greenbelt Dental Associates has stayed up to date with all the latest technological advancements to bring you the best composite fillings available in Greenbelt, Maryland today.

How do I take care of composites?

The keep your teeth healthy and free from more decay around your composites and entire mouth, it is important to maintain good habits.

  • Nutrition

    Having a balanced diet will help support good oral health. Avoid foods that can harm or discolor your teeth, especially those around your composite. If you do have any foods that may break down the enamel, sip some water to help rinse away harmful residue. Staying hydrated is also key to maintaining oral health. Dehydration can lower the level of saliva present in your mouth and reduce the amount of harmful bacteria that is natural washed away.

  • Oral Hygiene

    The American Dental Association suggests brushing your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride twice a day. Daily flossing is also encouraged to remove bacteria from between your teeth. Products that have the ADA Seal of Acceptance meet the association’s standards for effectiveness and safety.

  • Regular Dental Visits

    The dentist will check to make sure the composite is holding up, and there is no further decay around the filling. A thorough cleaning should be done by dental professionals regularly as well to help stop decay and gum disease before they start.

Should I get composites?

Composites can be great alternatives to amalgam and gold fillings. You may want to replace your old amalgam fillings - especially if they are deteriorating - with more subtle and aesthetically pleasing composites.

Even though it can take longer to place composites than amalgam fillings, they can still be done in one visit. Before you make your decision, we will go over the pros and cons of composites and what your options are.

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