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4592 Streamside Circle East
Vail, CO 81657

Composite Fillings in Vail, CO

Composite Fillings Vail, CO

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst uses composite fillings (or resin filling) to repair teeth that are affected by decay as well as teeth that have been chipped, cracked, broken, or worn down. The fact that resin filling can be color matched to the surrounding teeth makes composite fillings nearly undetectable and a preferred choice for all highly visible areas, such as front teeth. Composite fillings provide a natural looking alternative to the traditional amalgam fillings.


How Are Composite Fillings Placed in Vail, CO?
When applying composite fillings in a decayed tooth, for example, the area around the tooth is first numbed and then the decay is completely removed. The resin filling is prepared to match the surrounding teeth with color tinting. The resin filling material is administered in layers that are cured, or hardened, by a special light. After all layers of the resin filling have been applied, the filling must be shaped and polished to guard against staining and wear.

Composite fillings and amalgam fillings are currently the most commonly utilized filling materials. However, many patients find that composite fillings offer greater benefits than traditional amalgam fillings. 

The Benefits of Composite Fillings (or Resin Filling) in Vail, CO:

  • Resin filling is nearly undetectable due to its ability to be matched to surrounding teeth, especially important in highly visible areas.
  • With composite fillings, less of the tooth structure needs to be removed to accommodate the resin filling as it is bonded directly to the tooth, thereby saving more of your tooth.
  • Resin filling actually strengthens the remaining tooth structure because of the bonding application. It serves as additional support.
  • Resin filling is versatile, able to adapt for use on chipped, broken, or worn teeth.
  • Composite fillings contain no metals. They are comprised of a plastic and glass mixture and are completely free of metal or mercury.

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, located in Vail, CO, is a Dentist who services patients from Avon, CO, Minturn, CO, and Edwards, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, Vail Colorado dentist, specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and laser gum surgery.

4592 Streamside Circle East

Vail CO 81657

Phone: 970-306-0549
Fax: 970-479-7903