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Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings

Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile

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Filling ExampleIf you're embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A composite resin is mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce micro leakage, which is common with silver fillings.

For years there has been debate in the dental profession regarding the pros and cons of using silver amalgam fillings, which contain about 50% mercury, to restore cavities. While it has not been proven scientifically that mercury fillings can harm you, we have chosen to not use silver amalgam/mercury fillings, as the technology involved with them is well over 100 years old. There are also several drawbacks to them, which can cause trouble for teeth with silver fillings.

Composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile. If you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give Dr. Schuyler a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.

"With state-of-the-art Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Dr. Schuyler serves patients from the greater Wichita area. Call now to reserve your private consultation and comprehensive examination with Dr. Schuyler."

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