Composites

What is a Composite?

A composite is a tooth-colored material meant for varying situations depending on the location and condition of the tooth.  A composite looks as natural as possible. Aesthetic, high-quality composite restorations are technically more demanding to place, and the cost is reflective.

Due to the new technology of composites, they can be placed almost anywhere in the mouth. Composites are bonded to the tooth as opposed to “sitting” in the tooth. Patients with a crack in a tooth and are experiencing sensitivity have found their symptoms may disappear when a composite is applied. This approach can also be a more conservative solution than a crown, which eliminates much of the natural tooth structure.

All restorations are susceptible to decay. We depend on your help with your personal oral hygiene habits to ensure longevity. There are situations when a composite may not be the best choice for a restoration due to the health of the tooth and the location of the tooth in need of the restoration.

Benefits of a composite:

  • Strengthen a weakened tooth
  • Aesthetically pleasing

A composite can be a great option for many situations requiring a restoration. It is practically invisible for cosmetic uses, is strong and can strengthen already weakened teeth, and help eliminate symptoms of discomfort. As a partner in your dental health, we will present you with all your restorative options and assist you with the best choice for you and your health goals.

As a partner in your dental health, we will present you with all your restorative options and assist you with the best choice for you and your health goals. Contact or call us today (816) 233-0142 to discuss your health care concerns.

Before

Photo of tooth before bonding technique, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506

After

Dental work, after photo using bonding, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506