With the advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there is now a way to restore your smile using durable, tooth-colored materials. Seneca Family Dentistry is pleased to offer composite fillings as part of our high quality restorative and cosmetic dental services in Wichita. While a composite filling is primarily used to repair an area of decay, it can also be used to improve your smile aesthetics. Composite resin is an excellent solution for patients who have a tooth that is chipped, misshapen or discolored. Regardless of why we are using composite resin, you can trust our us to restore all aspects of your tooth, including its function, health and appearance. When it comes to cosmetic dental services, Dr. Tanaka is known for producing seamless results with adherence to your comfort at every step.
We use composite resin as the preferred choice of filling material. While amalgam (mercury) fillings were widely used in the past, composite fillings now represent a safer and more durable option that blends in with your natural smile. The composite resin is a plastic and glass mixture that is made to match your existing tooth shade. It is also flexible, which means there is less stress on your teeth compared to metal fillings. Composite resin can be used on the front or back teeth, as it is a nearly undetectable restoration.
During your composite filling procedure at Seneca Family Dentistry, Dr. Tanaka will place the resin material in layers and sculpt it to create beautiful, natural-looking contours. It is then hardened under a special light and polished for extra protection. In general, getting a composite filling is quick, affordable and painless. However, our dental team will offer additional ways to keep you relaxed during your procedure if you choose. Patients leave with an instantly restored tooth that is both healthy and attractive.
To learn more about what to expect during a composite filling appointment, please contact us today. At Seneca Family Dentistry, we love rebuilding smiles, from children to grandparents and everyone in between. We are a comprehensive family dental practices that delivers state-of-the-art dentistry in the most comfortable and convenient ways possible.