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Composite Fillings in St George

Effective, Long-Lasting Fillings for Cavity Management

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Welcome to Red Hills Dental, where your oral health is our priority. Dr. Matthew Bergman and our dedicated team are pleased to introduce you to our advanced service: Composite Fillings.

Explore the seamless combination of aesthetics and functionality with our Composite Fillings at Red Hills Dental. We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and natural-looking smile.

What are composite fillings?

Composite Fillings are a modern and aesthetically pleasing solution for treating cavities or restoring damaged teeth. Made from a tooth-colored resin, these fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing both durability and cosmetic appeal.

What are fillings used for?

The most common disease in the United States is a bacterial infection of the teeth. More widely known as cavities or caries, bacteria-infected teeth turn into a dense mushy byproduct. Because of this statistic, the most common dental procedure done in the United States is the filling.

Many different materials have been used for dental fillings. Prior to the use of composite fillings, most fillings were made of a combination of metals, called amalgam. Metal amalgam fillings are also called silver fillings or mercury fillings. They have been used for decades and have the benefit of being very robust. Metal fillings also seal the filling area through oxidation. However, in recent years people have become concerned with metal fillings leaching metal into the body. Amalgam fillings have additionally been rejected because they turn darker over time, even graying the tooth. No matter their shortcomings, there is little doubt that amalgam fillings have been of great service to the general population for decades.

The most common filling material now is composite. A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Benefits of Dentures

  • Restored Functionality: Regain the ability to chew, speak, and smile without hesitation.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Natural-looking dentures that complement your facial features.
  • Improved Confidence: Rediscover the joy of socializing with a beautiful and functional smile.
  • Customized Solutions: Full or partial dentures designed to suit your individual needs.

Are composite fillings right for you?

Consider Composite Fillings if you:

  • Desire a natural-looking alternative to traditional silver fillings.
  • Want to preserve more healthy tooth structure during restoration.
  • Seek a mercury-free dental solution.

Consult with Dr. Matthew Bergman to determine if Composite Fillings are the ideal choice for your specific dental needs.

How It Benefits You

Our patient-centered approach to Composite Fillings emphasizes:

  • Precision and Technique: Expert application for a precise and comfortable fit.
  • Custom Shade Matching: Ensuring the composite filling seamlessly blends with your natural tooth color.
  • Minimized Sensitivity: Reduced post-treatment discomfort for a more comfortable experience.

Reasons for Composite Fillings

  • Decayed teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

Composite fillings are placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, Dr. Bergman removes the decay.  The space is then thoroughly cleaned.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication is applied for added protection.  Soap is used to remove protein tags from the preparation surface and then a bonding agent is scrubbed into the space. The composite filling is then precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

Sometimes, sensitivity to hot and cold occurs when composite fillings are first placed; however, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Invest in the health and beauty of your smile with Red Hills Dental. Our Composite Fillings service offers a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics. Trust us to make your dental experience exceptional.

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Read From Our Happy Patients

Red Hills Dental exceeded my expectations with composite fillings. Dr. Bergman and his team made the process comfortable and the results are fantastic.

Lisa C.


Are composite fillings as durable as metal fillings?

Yes, composite fillings are highly durable and suitable for both small and larger restorations.

How long do composite fillings last?

With proper care, composite fillings can last for many years. Regular dental check-ups ensure their longevity.

Are composite fillings more expensive than metal fillings?

While initial costs may be slightly higher, the aesthetic benefits and preservation of tooth structure make them a valuable investment.

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Ready to restore your smile with confidence? Schedule your Composite Fillings consultation with Dr. Matthew Bergman today. Your journey to a natural and healthy smile begins here!

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