What Are Composite Fillings?

When your enamel or dentin is damaged by tooth decay or injury, it is important to have your tooth repaired. Dental fillings are used to replace lost tooth material and protect the tooth from further damage. At Neville Dental Studio, we offer white composite tooth fillings to keep your smile healthy and beautiful at our Scottsville, Horse Cave and Bowling Green, KY, locations.

For many decades amalgam or silver fillings were the most common option used to repair teeth. Amalgam is made from mercury and other metals, creating a filling material that can repair teeth, but also is very noticeable due to the color. Composite fillings are white and can be color matched to your teeth, making them almost invisible.

White fillings are made from composite resin. This material is made from a combination of ceramics and plastics, creating a putty-like substance. The composite filling material can be formed to fill cavities, cracks or chips in teeth, then cured using a device that emits a special light. Once the resin is hardened, it is polished to smooth the surface to blend with the rest of the tooth.

White Dental Fillings

Amalgam or metal fillings are not desirable for most people. The metal can discolor the rest of the tooth, creating gray teeth and a discolored smile. White dental fillings using composite resin keep your teeth white without exposure to mercury or other metals within your teeth. Composite fillings can last for many years and provide excellent protection for your tooth structure.

Composite resin is safe and effective for many types of tooth repairs and cosmetic dentistry. The material is flexible and comes in a wide assortment of colors to match many shades of white teeth. If you have a cavity you need filled or a chipped tooth, we can use white fillings to repair your tooth, keeping your smile white and beautiful.

When you need a tooth repaired, come see our dental team at Neville Dental Studio. We have white composite tooth fillings that can fix your tooth while maintaining a white, healthy-appearing smile. To schedule your appointment, call our dental center in Horse Cave, Bowling Green or Scottsville, KY. We accept most dental insurance plans and have affordable financing available.

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Neville Dental Studio


155 Olde Towne Blvd
Bowling Green KY 42103


(270) 812-3300

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Mon – Thurs: 7am – 4pm
Fri: 7am – 12pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Neville Family Dentistry


311 S Dixie St
Horse Cave KY 42749


(270) 232-2206

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Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM – 5PM
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Neville Dental Studio at Scottsville


306 North Court Street
Scottsville KY 42164


(270) 588-8901

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Fri – Sun: Closed
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