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Orangecrest Dental Group

Cosmetic Oral Surgery, Implants and Root Canal

We hope that you will find this website to be a useful and interesting resource for all of your dental concerns. If you would like more information about any of the procedures that we offer or to request an appointment, please call our office at the number listed above.







Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (alternating)

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.