IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, we will be following government and ADA recommendations and closing the office to non-urgent procedures until April 6th.  However, we will be on call to respond to emergency treatment only.  If you are having a dental emergency, please call us at (408)258-5054 and press 1 to be directed to the emergency mailbox.  Our thoughts are with everyone during this time.  Stay safe and stay healthy.
Advanced Dentistry by Design
Creating Beautiful Smiles

What are composite fillings and how can they change the look of my teeth?

Composite fillings are a conservative, natural-looking solution for teeth with small cavities, fractures, gaps or discolorations.  Composites are a more esthetic alternative to silver, amalgam fillings and, as a result, have become the preferred material for fixing a tooth.



Composites are retained onto a tooth by bonding, where the material is allowed to extend into the pore-like tubules of your tooth and form a strong, interlocking connection.  Composites come in multiple shades that can be layered and mixed to ensure that they match your tooth’s natural color, and a high polish allows for an optimum cosmetic result.


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