Composite Fillings

Dental fillings have come a long way in the past few decades. Used as a cosmetic dental treatment, dental fillings restore the strength, integrity, and function of a tooth by filling in missing tooth structure. River Peak Dental is proud to offer composite dental fillings to our patients to reestablish the health of the teeth without compromising their appearance.

For many decades, dentists used amalgam fillings made of mercury and metal to fill dental cavities. While these fillings were effective at restoring the tooth, many years later dentists, doctors, and patients are finding that they are sensitive to the components of these fillings. Not only that, but they also left very dark and obvious signs of fillings inside the mouth. Composite fillings have proven to be extremely strong, effective, and long-lasting. They are made to withstand the normal wear and tear associated with the daily use of the mouth during chewing and speaking. Dr. Chris Poe, DDS, is proud to provide composite fillings to all patients who need dental fillings here in Ridgway, Colorado.

What is a Composite Resin?

Composite resin is a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic that is combined in order to form a durable filling material. These fillings are highly preferred by dentists and patients because they offer an inconspicuous dental treatment while also preventing the absorption of harmful ingredients, such as mercury, into the blood stream. Composite resin is also able to be color-matched so that it blends in easily with the color of your natural teeth.

Composite resin fillings are virtually undetectable in the mouth, even when laughing! While cavities in the front teeth are much less common than cavities in the back molars, the front teeth are not invincible to decay. Composite fillings have provided a much more ideal solution to repairing these noticeable teeth.

River Peak Dental is committed to providing the highest standard in oral health care. Our number one goal is cavity and dental decay prevention, but we are also here to provide restoration when it is needed. Contact us today and become a member of our dental family.

Book an Appointment