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Composite Filling Kitchener & Cambridge

A composite tooth filling, typically made of powdered glass and acrylic resin, offers a few advantages over an amalgam filling. For one, the filling can be shaded to match the color of a person's existing teeth, making it much less visible. As more people want natural-looking smiles, composite fillings have become increasingly popular.

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.

Call Solar Dental at 1-844-765-2748 to book your appointment with our doctors. We are conveniently located at the centre of the city in Kitchener & Cambridge, ON.

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Solar Dental Kitchener

(Fairway Plaza)

655 Fairway Rd
Kitchener, ON N2C 1X4

1-519-893-2790

Solar Dental Cambridge

(South Cambridge)

125 Dundas Street North #103
Cambridge, ON N1R 5N6

1-519-543-0888