Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are made of a composite resin that your dentist uses to fill in a cavity. Composite resin can also be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. The fact that it seamlessly blends in with the rest of your teeth makes composite resin the ideal material for necessary fillings and restorations with optimal cosmetic benefits.
When you have a cavity, your dentist must remove the decayed tooth material and use a filling material to restore the integrity of your tooth and protect it from further decay.
At Paradigm Dental, we offer composite fillings because they give you a beautiful, natural appearance—your teeth won’t appear to have any fillings. When composite resin is used to fix issues like a broken or chipped tooth, it is typically called bonding. To learn more about cosmetic dental bonding, visit our bonding page.Getting a filling is the best way to prevent further damage once your tooth has already sustained tooth decay. If you have a cavity, you need a filling. Our composite fillings give you the benefit of improving and enhancing your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
When you choose a composite filling, there are some clear health and cosmetic advantages, including:
Because the composite resin is cured immediately after we place and shape it, your filling only takes one visit, and you will be able to resume normal activity immediately after you leave our office.
With proper care, your filling can last between 5-7 years. If you have any questions about your individual filling, talk to Dr. Mark Shalaby or Dr. Mike Shalaby about what you can expect.
Typically, composite fillings cost between $90 – $250 depending on where your filling is located. We know how important getting a dental filling in Austin, TX is, and we partner with CareCredit to help make sure you can get the treatment you need at a price you can afford.