At Smiles on High our dentists will always endeavour to perform all procedures as painlessly as possible, in a calm and friendly environment.
Composite fillings are an excellent way to repair cavities for both front and back teeth. They are a much betteralternative to the older amalgam type fillings. Composite fillings are made of a special resin material combined with small glass and ceramic particles to provide tooth-coloured fillings rather than the unsightly silver associated with amalgam.
Composite fillings are done in just one visit and in many aspects they are much stronger than amalgam and can be easily fitted into smaller cavities. Smaller cavities require less preparation so are usually performed in a pain free manner.
Our dentist will begin by preparing the cavity to be filled.After cleaning and preparing the tooth surface the composite resin material is applied. Once placed, a special light is used to harden the filling. Once finished, the dentist will smooth the composite to create a perfect fit and then polish to reduce discolouration or staining.
Where possible we prefer to avoid causing our patients the distress and pain of having a needle.