Composite Fillings: The Easy, Natural-Looking Restoration


If you’ve had a filling in recent years, odds are it was the composite kind, also known as white or plastic. Many patients opt for this option instead of silver amalgams because it makes it possible to preserve a natural-looking smile. Depending on where you experience a cavity, it may not be the best option for you. We’ll get into that shortly.

When Composite Fillings Are Ideal

Composite fillings are ideal for cavities situated in a visible spot, such as front teeth (incisors) or at the gum line. What are composite fillings comprised of? There are two main ingredients: plastic resin and a filler of finely ground glass-like particles. If the cavity is of considerable size or where a lot of the chewing happens, your Park Ridge dentist may recommend a different treatment option.

How We Place A Dental Filling

First, we’ll thoroughly clean the decay that is attacking your tooth. Then, we’ll adhere a bonding material right in the hole that has been left behind.

If you’re like most patients, you’d like to avoid having to see us for a filling. However, it’s necessary to stop tooth decay in its tracks. Here are a few ways to reduce your chances of developing cavities…

  1. Cut plaque by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, especially after drinking and eating.
  2. Use toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  3. Ask about dental sealants for those hard-to-reach teeth.
  4. Eat nutritious foods and reduce sugar intake.
  5. Keep all your dental hygiene appointments!

If you think you may be developing a cavity or it’s been a while since your last checkup, please call our office. We’ll get you in as soon as possible. Early detection is vital!


Call For Composite Fillings At Your Park Ridge Dentist

  • Maintain your natural-looking smile
  • Just one appointment is necessary
  • More affordable than gold fillings
  • Can be used to replace amalgam fillings
  • Non-toxic and stable.