A tooth can usually be treated with a filling if it has a cavity. There are a few different types of fillings that are used in dentistry to fill cavities. Here at SweetWater Dentistry, Dr. Philip Greer does composite fillings. Composite fillings are fillings that are "white" or "tooth colored". Composite fillings are extremely durable and almost invisible, that is why these tooth colored fillings have become more and more popular throughout the years. Composite fillings are a wonderful choice for people who want their fillings more natural looking!
Tooth colored fillings are now used more often than silver (amalgam) or gold fillings, mainly due to cosmetics. More and more people want fillings that blend in with the color of their natural teeth. Some people may also have their silver fillings replaced with composite material to create a more natural look.
With a composite filling, we here at Sweet Water Dentistry choose from a shade guide so that we can get as close as your natural tooth color as we possibly can! Getting a composite filling is quick, easy, and virtually painless as you will be numb. Unlike a lot of fillings, composite fillings are hardened with a special curing light, so they are dry and ready to go as soon as Dr. Greer leaves the room! Dr. Greer wants all of his patients to be informed of dental composite fillings, so if you have any questions that are unanswered from this article about fillings here at Sweet Water Dentistry, please Come talk to Dr. Phillip Greer, your Fairhope, AL dentist, if you would like to know more about composite fillings!