Composite or 'White' Fillings

We believe in using the most aesthetically pleasing materials for patients dental needs so we have only every used composite or 'white' fillings for our patients.

A composite filling is a special material we use to repair small to medium-sized cavities or damaged parts of your teeth. Think of it like a tooth-colored 'patch' that we use to fix a tooth that has a hole or a weak spot.

Now, why do we often prefer composite fillings over amalgam ones? There are a few good reasons:

Natural Appearance: Composite fillings are made to match the color of your natural teeth. When we use them, it's really hard to tell that you had any dental work done. So, your smile looks just the way it did before you had a cavity.

Preservation of Tooth Structure: Composite fillings bond directly to your tooth. That means we don't have to remove as much healthy tooth structure to place them, unlike amalgam fillings, which require more tooth removal for a good fit.

Minimized Sensitivity: Composite fillings are less likely to make your tooth sensitive to hot or cold things because they don't expand and contract like amalgam can. This can make your tooth feel more comfortable after the filling.

No Mercury: Unlike amalgam, composite fillings don't contain any mercury, which is a concern for some people. So, if you prefer to avoid materials with mercury, composite fillings are a safer choice.

Adaptability: Composite fillings are versatile and can be used on front and back teeth. They're great for repairing small to medium-sized cavities or chips.

Composite fillings ONLY at HappyDental

Here at HappyDental we ONLY use composite fillings and always have. The composite filling is safer for the patient and our patients safety and wellbeing is paramount to the whole dental team here in Dundrum.

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