Natural-looking Composite fillings for a brighter smile
For many years, the most used material for dental fillings was an amalgam of silver, tin, copper, and other metals. While silver fillings are undoubtedly effective at restoring damaged or decayed teeth, they lack the natural look many patients prefer. That’s why the team at Greg Campbell, DDS, offers tooth-colored composite fillings that are nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
What are tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as dental bonding or composite bonding, are one way to address imperfections or fill an area of tooth decay. With our tooth-colored composite fillings made from a durable glass or acrylic resin base, your decayed or damaged teeth will have their strength restored without having their aesthetic value being compromised by the off-putting look of a silver amalgam.
Can bonding be used for the front teeth?
Absolutely! Many of our patients will use dental bonding to fix gaps between the front teeth or chipped teeth that may impact the smile’s appearance. Dental bonding for gaps is a common way in which this material is used. However, bonding on the front teeth may need to be replaced, as this material can stain but can last several years before replacement.
Will I lose natural tooth structure?
To an extent, yes. The tooth needs to be prepared and roughened to place composite resin bonding and ensure that the material will adhere to the tooth, increasing the placement success rate. That requires removing a thin portion of the natural tooth enamel, but it is a small, conservative amount to achieve the desired result. Drs. Greg Campbell and Lindsay Leland always provide treatments that are as minimally invasive as possible and maintain as much tooth structure as they can.
Composite vs. metal fillings
Composite fillings are chosen because they are:
- More aesthetic
- Strong and durable
- Easy to care for
How do I learn more about cosmetic bonding and fillings?
Contact the Greg Campbell DDS team today to schedule your consultation if you’re looking for tooth-colored fillings in Long Beach, CA 90807. The office is located at 3960 Atlantic Avenue and can be reached by phone at 562 988-0148. Both Drs. Greg Campbell and Lindsay Leland can assist new patients in their state-of-the-art facility serving those in and around the community.