Safe, Natural-Looking Composite Fillings near Milwaukee
Ross Dental provides composite resin fillings for adults and children living in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Composite fillings are a safe, natural-looking for front teeth and molar repair. Composite fillings can also be used to make minor cosmetic repairs, such as fixing small chips on the surface of your teeth.
Advantages of composite fillings:
- Composite fillings contain no mercury
- Resin fillings are cured by the time you leave the dental office, no waiting to eat
- Bonded directly to your tooth so your teeth stay strong
- Less drilling means more of your natural tooth enamel is preserved
- Metal fillings conduct heat and cold, causing sensitivity; resin won’t
- Generally last five to seven years, often longer
Cavity Filling FAQ
- How long do composite dental fillings last?
- Can you eat after composite fillings?
- Can you whiten composite fillings?
- Are composite fillings safe?
- Do composite fillings hurt?
- Composite fillings vs. Porcelain veneers
- Composite fillings vs. Amalgam
- Does insurance cover composite resin fillings?
No matter the filling material (gold, amalgam, porcelain etc.), all fillings eventually need replacement. Composite dental fillings usually last 5 to 7 years, but often last longer.
Yes. Composite fillings harden immediately, meaning you can eat immediately after your appointment. You may experience increased temperature sensitivity in the weeks following; This should not impact your ability to chew normally and should go away within 3 weeks.Back to Top
Ross Dental provides professional teeth whitening services to patients across Wisconsin. Just like every set of teeth is different, so is every whitening process. If you'd like to whiten a filled tooth, talk to Dr. Ross before and after your appointment to create a whitening plan that's right for you.
Yes. The majority of speculation on composite resin's safety has to do with BPA (a component in composite resin fillings), and is misinformed. We consume BPA on a daily basis in our food, drinks and canned goods, and there is no evidence to suggest adverse side effects in humans. BPA passes safety standards all the way to the US FDA, and is not considered to pose a human health risk.
Painful visits to the dentist are a thing of the past. At Ross Dental, we offer a variety of services to make your appointment as comfortable as possible, including:
- Sedation dentistry
- Bose® noise-canceling headphones
- Blankets and pillows
Composite resin fillings and veneers can be used to correct some of the same problems such as chipped or broken teeth. In general, porcelain veneers are better suited when there is a more severe issue or larger area of damage on your teeth.Back to Top
Composite fillings are more popular than silver amalgam because they match the natural color of your teeth.
Occasionally, insurance companies will ask you to pay the difference between a composite filling and a traditional silver filling when being placed in molars. If you are uncertain about your insurance coverage, ask the team at Ross Dental to check your benefits. We also provide affordable payment plan options for patients without insurance or without coverage.Have a cavity? Contact Dr. Ross!
CEREC Same-Day Custom Dental Restorations
Whether you want to replace an ugly metal filling, improve spacing or protect a damaged tooth you can get the restorative or cosmetic dental treatment you need in just one visit. Learn more about the advantages of CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry or contact Ross Dental for an appointment.
Here at Ross Dental, we provide a full range of dental services including composite resin fillings, implant restoration, and root canals