Composite Fillings

What is a composite filling? Why should I choose to get a composite filling?

Composite fillings are the standard for filling in modern dentistry. If you have a toothache that you believe could be the result of a cavity, you should find a Cary family dentist as quickly as possible. The more quickly that you deal with it, the better off you will be. When you put off visiting your Cary family dentist, the decay could spread.

When a tooth begins to decay, it could result in a cavity. As the cavity spreads, you may be in danger of losing the tooth. Your dentist may use the composite filling to halt the spread of decay in that tooth. Once the decay is removed, the dentist will use the composite filling to restore the original look and shape of the tooth.

The composite filling is made of durable long-lasting materials. At times, the composite filling can create a tooth that looks even better than the original tooth, without losing any of the function or use of that tooth. Therefore composite fillings are considered a part of both restorative dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry.

Cary Composite fillings and Porcelain Veneers

Replacement of old amalgam (metal) fillings is a common necessity for many people. We can replace your old fillings with new composite fillings that match the color of your teeth can make a radical difference in the appearance of your smile. Composite fillings can restore a decayed tooth, and at the same time, improve the look of the tooth.

Many people choose to have the amalgam fillings removed and replaced with composite fillings, because they are more natural looking. It would be difficult for anyone to distinguish a tooth with composite filling from your natural tooth, because the composite fillings are created to blend in with your tooth color. For the purposes of cosmetic dentistry, composite fillings are the superior choice, and may be especially recommended for any teeth toward the front of your mouth that are easily visible when you smile.

What is a Porcelain Veneer and is it a good choice in my case?

Many people who are pursuing restorative or cosmetic dentistry love the option of a porcelain veneer. They are not cost prohibitive, they are durable, and they create a brighter, more beautiful smile. Your Cary cosmetic dentist will utilize a composite or porcelain veneer to cover an area of your teeth. The porcelain veneers will be designed to improve the look of your teeth in many different ways. They may repair cracks, close gaps, fix other spacing problems, and whiten the teeth. If you have pitted teeth, or your teeth are permanently stained or yellowed from coffee, wine, tobacco, porcelain crowns may be able to cover the stains so you can have a beautiful white smile.

Getting a porcelain veneer is a more conservative procedure than having a porcelain crown put in. More of the original tooth is kept in place. The porcelain veneer also can prevent further deterioration of teeth that have already lost enamel or are decaying on the surface. Porcelain veneers are one of the tools of a Cary cosmetic dentist, but they can also preserve teeth and save them from further damage. They are capable of performing multiple functions and they may be an excellent choice for you. You should discuss all your options and possible treatment plans with your Cary dentist.



Dr Carlos Privette & Associates

970 Northwoods Drive
Cary, NC 27513 United States

Phone: (919) 465-0799
Fax: 919-465-0797


Mon. 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tues. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri. 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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