What are composite fillings?

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.

Why do I need composite fillings?

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.

Benefits of composite fillings

When you choose a composite filling, there are some clear health and cosmetic advantages, including:

  • No metal
  • They blend in with your other teeth
  • The resin easily bonds with your teeth
  • Improve your oral health by restoring the structural integrity of your tooth

How long does it take to get a composite filling?

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.

How long do composite fillings last?

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.

What do composite fillings in Austin, TX cost?

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.

Why choose Paradigm Dental for your fillings

At Paradigm Dental, we thrive on the marriage of artistry and clinical skills that dentistry requires. Because of the pliability of composite resin, Dr. Mark Shalaby or Dr. Mike Shalaby will craft and mold the composite resin right onto your tooth to give you the most natural-looking smile possible. They both started as artists and thrive on the marriage of artistry and clinical skills that dentistry involves. When you get your filling at Paradigm Dental, you are guaranteed the high-quality treatment you deserve and the high-end artistry that it takes to have a uniquely beautiful smile.

If you’re looking for tooth-colored fillings in Austin, TX, you’ve come to the right place. Call Dr. Mark Shalaby and Dr. Mike Shalaby today at (512) 992-2822 or request an appointment online to reserve your appointment.

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