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When it comes to repairing tooth decay, dental fillings are the time-tested solution. However, dental fillings are not made from the same materials they were in the past. Composite fillings are the filling material of choice for most modern dentists. This type of dental filling offers many advantages over past silver fillings – and it can even be used cosmetically!

What are Composite Fillings?

Composite resin is a tooth-colored mixture composed of plastic and glass. It is placed in layers directly on your tooth and sculpted by your dentist before it is hardened and polished using special tools. While this natural colored filling can successfully repair a decayed tooth, we can use composite resin cosmetically to correct a chipped, discolored or misshapen tooth. Compared to other filling materials, such as amalgam (mercury) fillings, composite resin doesn’t require special care and is superior in safety, aesthetics and longevity.

Top Reasons to Love White Fillings

There’s a lot to love about composite fillings for both patient and dentist, including the following benefits:

Stronger and More Dependable

Although metal fillings are considered strong, they can’t bond directly to your tooth enamel like composite resin. This leaves your tooth vulnerable as your teeth naturally shift over time. White fillings won’t expand or shrink, and they boost the overall integrity and strength of your damaged tooth.

Confident Appearance

The color of composite fillings is what draws most patients in. Composite can be tinted to match the exact shade of your existing teeth, so no one has to know you had a cavity filled, a chip fixed or other dental repair. Composite fillings allow you to remain confident in your smile appearance.

Quick and Cost Effective

In general, a dental filling procedure is quick and cost-effective, yet it can provide significant smile improvements. The procedure typically takes just minutes and can often be performed without anesthetic or sedation.

Whether you are interested in composite fillings for restorative reasons or for cosmetic improvement, we can help you at Crabapple Dental. In fact, we welcome the chance to educate our patients on the advantages of modern dental materials such as composite resin.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123