Cosmetic dentistry has made great strides in developing new treatments and procedures patients can use to improve the look and feel of their teeth. Even if you have excellent oral health, issues stemming from previous dental issues can make it difficult to achieve the perfect smile that you want and deserve. DeSoto Dental strives to make all of our patient's oral health a priority by encouraging good oral hygiene habits and routine cleanings, but if you are searching for a cosmetic dental procedure to fix minor flaws, misshaped teeth and discoloration, visit with the team at DeSoto Dental to find out how composite fillings can help.

What is a Composite Resin?

Composite fillings can improve the look of your teeth, reshape teeth from previous dental problems, and even make discoloring a thing of the past. Utilizing composite fillings to fix dental flaws is a minimally invasive procedure, which can help patients find a better path to improving their smile.  Using a combination of plastic and glass a mixture, a composite filling is used to cover flaws, fix cracks and discoloration from age. By adding layers of composite resin, the doctor can shape the composite resin to perfectly match your existing teeth. This provides a more unified look and feel, providing patients with a lasting smile. The composite material is then hardened with a specialized light, making your new smile flawless.

Modern dental procedures have come a long way. In the past, where choices were limited in the event of tooth decay or trauma, now composite resins have provided patients with options to improving the look and feel of their teeth. Composite resin is a combination of plastic and glass material that is applied to the existing teeth. Using this tooth-colored material, the doctor can shape and form the composite resin to provide an exact match to the physical characteristics. The composite resin can be made as an exact match to your natural tooth color, even strengthening your teeth to improve your overall oral health. Moreover, composite fillings can be used as an alternative to the traditional silver filling material, offering patients with a more natural look in the event of a cavity. Additionally, this cosmetic dental procedure is typically done in one visit, making the process easy, efficient and life-changing.

Contact DeSoto Dental today to schedule a consultation and see if composite fillings may be right for you or a member of your family.