When a tooth is damaged by minor to moderate decay or some other type of damage, our dentist may recommend a dental filling. Fillings are one of the most common types of dental restoration, and at iSmile Mathis Ferry Dentistry, we offer composite fillings. These fillings are made of composite resin, and they are free of mercury—which may be harmful to your health. Composite dental fillings typically require less tooth removal than amalgam (silver) fillings, and they bond with your tooth structure for a strong, lasting restoration. In addition to being a great option for maintaining your overall health and well-being, composite fillings can be matched to your natural tooth color for an aesthetic effect.
To place a composite dental filling in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Dr. Darrell Hayes will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth. After thoroughly cleaning the tooth, he will fill it with composite resin, which is applied in layers. The filling will then be hardened, and our dentist will check that it comfortably fits your tooth and matches your bite. To learn more about composite fillings and their benefits, we invite you to call or visit our friendly dental office today. We are eager to care for your smile!