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Composite Resin Improves Dental Fillings Fort Mill, SC

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


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"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466