Composite (Tooth-Colored) Dental Fillings

A dental filling serves as a vital solution for addressing minor to moderate tooth damage, typically caused by factors such as tooth decay, chipping or minor fractures. Its primary purpose is to restore the affected tooth to its original structure and functionality, ensuring your oral health remains intact.

The process of placing a dental filling is straightforward and can be completed in a single comfortable visit to our dentist and team, saving you time and ensuring a swift restoration of your oral health. Firstly, Dr. Jim Const will meticulously remove the damaged or decayed portion of your tooth, ensuring that all traces of decay are eradicated. The tooth is then carefully filled with the chosen filling material, and shaped to match the natural contours of your tooth. Finally, the filling is hardened to ensure its durability over time.

We have chosen to use exclusively composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings. This choice is motivated by our commitment to providing patients with a more aesthetically pleasing and durable solution. The advantages of composite fillings include:

  • Their ability to bond directly with your tooth, thereby providing enhanced structural support.
  • Their superior resistance to future fractures and breaks.
  • Increased insulation from temperature fluctuations caused by foods and beverages.
  • A more secure seal around the damaged area, reducing the risk of decay and leaks.
  • Their suitability for addressing smaller cavities that may not be treatable with amalgam fillings.
  • Their ability to closely match the natural color of your teeth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Composite dental fillings provide an excellent choice for restoring both the functionality and appearance of your teeth. Their natural look, enhanced structural support and long-term durability make them a preferred option for many patients seeking dental restorations.

If you would like to learn more about composite dental fillings in San Francisco, California, or schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, get in touch with our team today at 415-391-2559. We look forward to assisting you in achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.