What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings or white fillings, are used to repair minor decay and fractures in the teeth. Custom-shaded to match the color of your natural teeth, composite fillings blend in beautifully with your smile. In Las Vegas, Nevada, composite fillings can be placed in just one visit to our comfortable dental office. When complete, your composite filling will be strong and aesthetic. Composite fillings are a durable and natural-looking alternative to traditional silver (amalgam) fillings of the past. In addition to being a more aesthetic alternative, composite fillings contain no mercury or other metals.

Do I need composite fillings?

You may need a composite filling if your smile is affected by minor decay, cavities, or fractures in the teeth. Dr. Luth and Dr. Heideman, our gentle dentists, will first remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. They will then fill in the tooth with composite resin. To complete the dental filling, your dentists will shape and polish the filling to ensure that it fits your bite perfectly. For more information on composite fillings and how we can restore your smile, we invite you to call or visit Luth & Heideman Center for Dental Care soon.