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Composite Resin Improves Dental Fillings Fort Mill, SC
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Getting a filling is one of the most known procedures in dental care. Even children understand that if you have a cavity, the dentist can repair it with a dental filling. However, dental fillings aren’t what they used to be. In fact, they’ve come a long way in terms of function and aesthetics. In the past, amalgam (or silver) fillings were the go-to option for repairing an area of decay. Now, patients have the opportunity for a much better filling material using composite resin – also known as the improved “tooth-colored filling.”

Composite resin fillings are made of a silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture. Don’t let that overwhelm you. What you need to know is that composite resin is top ranked in durability and unrivaled in appearance.

Compared to those flashy silver fillings used in the past, composite resin offers several key advantages:

#1 Natural Blend – Composite resin doesn’t include metal of any kind. The white material can be mixed to mimic the exact shade of your natural tooth, which means a confident smile despite your recent tooth damage.

#2 Supports Tooth Structure – Composite resin is equipped to support the remaining tooth structure of a damaged or decayed tooth. It bonds directly to the tooth so it can strengthen the overall tooth and help you avoid further breakage. The unique application and design even works to insulate the tooth against extreme temperature changes.

#3 Long-lasting Solution – The aesthetic improvement doesn’t come at the sacrifice of sustainability or durability. Small and medium composite fillings last about 7 to 10 years, which is just as long as a traditional amalgam filling.

#4 Conservative Approach – Composite resin is placed in layers and involves a method that allows your dentist to preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. In other words, we don’t have to shave down or remove as much tooth to place a composite filling as we do with an amalgam filling.

#5 Highly Versatile –Composite resin has become the most preferred material for repairing a cavity. However, it can be used in cosmetic dentistry too. Composite bonding is an excellent solution to improve the appearance of minor chips, discoloration or even small tooth gaps.

#6 Safe, Mercury-Free – There’s been a lot of discussion and debate surrounding the safety of mercury in amalgam fillings. You can eliminate that concern with choosing a tooth-colored, composite filling instead.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we believe in offering dental treatments that are not only conservative but also more preferred by our patients. Tooth-colored fillings can restore your dental health without the threat of compromising your smile appearance. To learn more about the advantages of tooth-colored fillings, please call our Fort Mill office today.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Lashae Drake

I had a tummy tuck preformed by Dr. Jones and I love my results. I'm so happy with my decision to choose him as my plastic surgeon.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466