Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored/ Resin Fillings)
Dental Fillings in Waukesha, WI
Do you have a cavity? Don’t stress! Tooth-colored or composite fillings are an affordable way to treat areas of decay or replace older fillings that are failing. Chris Collingwood DDS provides high-quality tooth-colored / resin composite fillings in Waukesha that provide good durability and resistance to fracture.
What are composite fillings?
A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. During this procedure, Dr. Collingwood will remove the decayed or affected portion of the tooth and fill it with a composite filling.
Do you need composite fillings?
If you have:
- Chipped teeth
- Need to close space between two teeth
- Have cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
Composite fillings can be an affordable and conservative approach to giving you a healthy smile.
How does Composite filling work?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. Dr. Collingwood starts by numbing the tooth and surrounding to make sure you are comfortable. While the tooth is numb, decay is removed from the tooth where necessary. The cavity is then cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. Once precisely placed, Dr. Collingwood will shape and polish the affected area to restore your tooth to its original shape and function.
SPEAR Patient Education Videos
As a member of SPEAR, Dr. Collingwood has access to exclusive patient resources that provide clear explanations of the treatment, what you can expect, and how to prepare for it. To learn more about composite fillings, check out these videos from SPEAR Patient Education.
Composite Filling (Anterior)
This video shows you how a composite filling can be used to restore a damaged front tooth to its natural strength and appearance.
Composite Filling (Posterior)
This video shows you how a composite filling restores a damaged or decayed tooth to its natural strength and appearance.
There are different types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. For more information, contact our dental office in Waukesha, WI. If you are ready to take the first step to your new smile, book an appointment today!
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Dr. Collingwood’s vast experience in dentistry & his wonderful chairside manner makes him a beloved dentist, trusted by many families in Waukesha, Pewaukee and the greater Milwaukee area. We offer a wide variety of dental services to cater to you and your family’s every dental need. Our unique approach to patient care has allowed us to form lasting relationships with our patients over the years.