Lovell Family Dentistry 5717 Churchland Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23703 Phone: 757-484-1675    |   

Tooth Colored Composite Fillings

Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark metal fillings?  Tooth Colored Composite Fillings could be the answer.

Because composite fillings are made of resins, not metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth, and can restore teeth to a healthy, attractive state. This gives composite fillings several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings; In addition to being safer than traditional silver amalgam fillings which contain mercury, tooth-colored fillings offer a more natural-looking, cosmetic benefit.

Composite fillings are more durable than amalgam, which can degrade over time and let in bacteria and food particles, and more resistant to future cracking and cavities.

Another benefit is that the tooth to composite bond supports the remaining tooth structure, insulating against temperature changes and future breakage. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years.

By choosing composite fillings, we can restore your natural-looking, healthy smile.