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At Butler Hill Dental, we are committed to restoring and maintaining the health and aesthetics of your smile. We understand the importance of using the most advanced and effective treatments available, which is why we proudly offer composite fillings as a preferred option for dental restorations. Our practice is devoted to ensuring that each filling not only protects your teeth but also enhances the overall appearance of your smile.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings, made from a mixture of plastic resins and finely ground glass particles, offer several advantages over traditional silver amalgam fillings:

  • Aesthetics: They are tooth-colored and can be closely matched to the existing shade of your natural teeth, providing a more natural, inconspicuous appearance.
  • Versatility: Composite fillings are suitable for repairing not only cavities but also chipped, cracked, or worn teeth.
  • Tooth Structure Conservation: This type of filling bonds directly to the tooth structure, providing support and reducing the need to remove healthy tooth material.
  • Durability: With proper care, composite fillings are highly durable and are designed to withstand the forces of chewing.
  • Safety: Composite fillings are mercury-free, making them an attractive choice for patients concerned about the potential health risks associated with amalgam fillings.


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The Filling Process

The process for receiving a composite filling at Butler Hill Dental is efficient and patient-focused, designed to ensure comfort and the best possible outcomes:

    1. Decay Removal: Initially, any decay or damaged tooth material is carefully removed. This step is crucial for preventing further deterioration and for preparing the tooth for the filling.

    1. Tooth Preparation: Next, the tooth is meticulously shaped to ensure a perfect fit for the filling. This involves slightly roughening the tooth surface to enhance the bonding process.

    1. Filling Placement: The composite material is then placed in layers, each layer being cured with a specialized light that hardens the material quickly.

    1. Shaping and Polishing: After the filling is in place, it is shaped to match the contours of your tooth and polished to prevent staining and wear, ensuring it blends indistinguishably with your natural teeth.

Longevity and Care

Composite fillings are designed to last for many years with proper care. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing and flossing, and visiting Butler Hill Dental for periodic check-ups and cleanings. During these visits, we can monitor the condition of your fillings along with your overall dental health.

Comprehensive Dental Care

Beyond fillings, Butler Hill Dental offers a wide range of dental services to meet all your oral health needs. Whether you require preventive care, cosmetic procedures, or more complex dental treatments, our team is equipped with the expertise and technology to assist you.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you believe you need a filling, or if you have old amalgam fillings you’re considering replacing, we invite you to contact us at Butler Hill Dental. Schedule a consultation to explore your options and learn more about the benefits of composite fillings. Our dedicated team is ready to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.


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