Composite Fillings

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to reestablish the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure. Cavities are the leading cause for people to need dental fillings, making them an essential dental treatment procedure to restore and protect the teeth. For many years, amalgam fillings have been used to fill cavities. While these fillings did the job they needed to, they left dark spots in the teeth that are noticeable to others. As part of our cosmetic dentistry treatments at Gordon Dental of Leawood, we are proud to provide white composite fillings for those who need to have a cavity filled.

Dr. Philip J. Gordon is highly trained to provide white composite fillings to repair the health of teeth that have cavities present. White composite fillings are made to withstand the normal wear and tear associated with chewing, and they will last for years to come to provide the protection your tooth, or teeth, needs.

What is a Composite Resin?

What exactly are white composite fillings? Composite fillings are made of powdered glass and acrylic resin. These fillings offer advantages over amalgam fillings, and are considered to be the preferred choice among dentists and patients these days. One advantage is that composite resin fillings can be shaded to match the color of your existing teeth so that they are much less (if at all) visible inside your mouth. Another advantage is that fillings made out of composite resin can be used on the front teeth as well as the back teeth because they blend in naturally with other teeth. While cavities in the front teeth are less common than those in the molars, needing to have a cavity filled in the front teeth can be embarrassing and cause self-conscious feelings if they are made of noticeable metal fillings.

Gordon Dental of Leawood is committed to your oral health. While we will do our very best to partner with you in cavity prevention, we are also here to provide excellent white composite resin fillings if and when you need dental restoration. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.