What are composite fillings?

Dental fillings are a type of dental restoration used to treat decay that has damaged your tooth enamel, with cavities being the main culprit of such damage. Made from strong materials, fillings restore the integrity, strength, and health of your tooth. At the dental practice of James M. Kinney, DMD, we use composite fillings. Composite fillings, also called white fillings or tooth-colored fillings, are made from composite resin, a type of durable plastic that is matched to the natural color of your tooth. We use composite resin for its ability to create a long-lasting bond and for its superior aesthetic qualities.

How are composite fillings done?

Composite fillings are painless and easy to complete. Generally, only one visit to our dental office is needed. Dr. James M. Kinney, our skilled dentist, will remove all of the tooth decay and thoroughly sanitize the area. The composite resin is soft when first applied, allowing us to shape the filling to perfectly fit your smile and bite. When ready, the filling is then hardened using a special light. During your routine visits to our office, we will check the composite filling for any needed repairs to ensure the health of your smile lasts a lifetime. For more information about composite fillings in Marietta, Georgia, we encourage you to contact our dental office today.