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Dr. Bassiri Will Strengthen Your Smile with Tooth Colored Fillings & Composite Resins

Man with perfect teeth posing in Michael K. Bassiri's Fairfax dental officeNow you can have a healthy, gorgeous smile – even after dental work. Modern dental materials allow leading Fairfax and Gainesville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bassiri, to repair tooth decay with tooth colored fillings, instead of unsightly metal fillings. If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or metal fillings, you may be a good candidate for tooth colored composite resin fillings. Our tooth colored fillings are tinted to match your existing tooth structure, so your restored smile will look completely natural and your dental work will be our little secret!

What Is Composite Resin?

Composite resin is a silicon dioxide-filled, tooth colored plastic mixture used to restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state.

Why Choose Composite Resin Fillings?

Composite resins offer several advantages over traditional metal, or amalgam, fillings. Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and Dr. Bassiri will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the healthier your teeth will be in the future. Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite resin fillings. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor your composites unless you ask to have them coated with a clear plastic sealant.

How Are Tooth Colored Fillings Placed?

To place a tooth-colored filling, Dr. Bassiri will first prepare your tooth by removing decay. He'll then apply a tinted composite resin to the cavity. This liquid substance, after hardened with a cool curing light, will withstand the pressure and stress your mouth endures every day. After shaping and polishing the tooth colored filling, Dr. Bassiri will check your bite to ensure that your upper and lower teeth come together properly. He will make adjustments to the filling, if necessary, to protect your comfortable oral function for the long-term.

Fairfax and Gainesville Dental Fillings Appointments

If you need an experienced cosmetic dentist who understands both form and function, contact Dr. Bassiri to schedule your tooth colored fillings appointment today. Our conveniently located Fairfax dental offices proudly serve patients daily throughout the Fairfax McLean area in Northern Virginia, the greater Washington DC Metro area, and neighboring communities.