Composite, tooth-colored fillings in Murrieta, CA: For smiles that shine over the long haul
Dr. Valerie Scola is fluent in both classic cars and dentistry. And at Scola Family Dentistry, we believe that restorations such as fillings should not only “shine” on the outside. But there should be no unpleasant surprises when looking “under the hood.” Composite fillings in Murrieta, CA, that are prepared, designed, and placed by Dr. Scola are aesthetically pleasing, preserve maximum natural tooth structure, and are durable. So, they are not just “beauties” in your smile; they are also highly functional and a healthy way to restore damaged teeth for the long haul.
Know your options
Historically, the “go-to” option to fill in or treat areas of decay (cavities) was with a filling made from a mix of amalgams or metals. That filling was silver-hued. So, the silver color would be visible in your smile next to the natural white color of the surrounding teeth. Patients appreciate the cosmetic options that are available today. Composite fillings are made from dental resins that are designed to replicate natural tooth material. They are color-matched to the shade of the surrounding tooth structure. Dr. Scola is happy to discuss your options for treatment during a consultation at the Murrieta, CA office.
Rebuilt teeth that patients love to show off!
The best-restored tooth is the one you never have to think about. You are not reminded of treatment every time you look in the mirror and see silver or gray areas. You do not have to hide your smile because you are not confident about the appearance of your dental work. Aside from the obvious cosmetic benefit and the fact that our patients smile, laugh, and speak confidently and freely, composite resin fillings are also:
- Conservative – All fillings require that areas of decay and damage be removed, and that natural tooth structure be shaped to accommodate the filling material. Generally, composite resin fillings require that less healthy natural tooth structure be removed than when placing fillings made from other materials, such as metals or amalgams.
- Durable – Due to the dental material itself, as well as the techniques that are used to bond or fix the filling in place, composite resin is considered to be a long-lasting type of restoration. The structural integrity of the reconstructed tooth depends, at least partly, on the amount of natural tissue that is removed to make room for the restoration. Composite fillings preserve natural tooth structure for lasting durability and the most natural appearance and feel in the mouth.
With oral care at home and routine visits to Scola Family Dentistry, you can get a great deal of mileage out of tooth-colored, composite resin fillings. Call (951) 666-7013 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scola in Murrieta, CA. We are proud to preserve healthy and attractive smiles for patients in and around Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake.