Composite Fillings in Southeast, WI
Ross Dental provides composite resin fillings for adults and children living in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. Composite fillings are safe, natural-looking fillings for front teeth and molar repair. Composite fillings can also be used to make minor cosmetic repairs, such as fixing small chips on the surface of your teeth.
Advantages of composite fillings:
- Composite fillings contain no mercury
- Resin fillings are cured by the time you leave the dental office, no waiting to eat
- Bonded directly to your tooth so your teeth stay strong
- Less drilling means more of your natural tooth enamel is preserved
- Metal fillings conduct heat and cold, causing sensitivity; resin won’t
- Generally last five to seven years, often longer
Composite Fillings vs Porcelain Veneers
Composite resin fillings and veneers can be used to correct some of the same problems such as chipped or broken teeth. In general, porcelain veneers are better suited when there is a more severe issue or larger area of damage on your teeth.
Composite Fillings vs. Amalgam
Composite fillings are more popular than silver amalgams because they match the natural color of your teeth.
Does Insurance Cover Composite Resin Fillings?
YES! We accept a wide variety of insurance coverages for all of our restorative dental procedures. Occasionally, insurance companies will ask you to pay the difference between a composite filling and a traditional silver filling when being placed in molars. If you are uncertain about your insurance coverage, ask the team at Ross Dental to check your benefits.
Some common dental plans we service include:
Does insurance cover resin fillings?
Most dental insurance will not completely cover the cost of your resin fillings: the allotted money in your dental insurance plan typically covers up to $1,500 in basic procedures and checkups throughout the year. However, some dental insurance plans and medical insurance will cover the cost of resin fillings. Contact Ross Dental to speak with an associate to go over your specific coverage plan.
Contact Ross Dental to speak with an associate to go over your specific coverage plan.
Fillings without insurance
No dental insurance? No problem—apply for CareCredit to receive quick coverage based on your credit score. CareCredit covers all sorts of medical and dental procedures for you or the whole family. Apply today to see what kind of coverage you can get at Ross Dental.
Bad credit? No credit? Still no problem.
We’re real people here, we get it, and we’ve been there. Everybody deserves great teeth—if you don’t have credit to apply for CareCredit, then take advantage of our payment plan solutions. Just speak with an associate to go over a payment plan that works for you and your budget.
CEREC Same-Day Custom Dental Restorations
Whether you want to replace an ugly metal filling, improve spacing or protect a damaged tooth you can get the restorative or cosmetic dental treatment you need in just one visit. Learn more about the advantages of CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry or contact Dr. Ross for an appointment.
Composite Dental Fillings FAQ
Contact Ross Dental for affordable Milwaukee area restorative dental treatments including composite fillings.
How long do composite dental fillings last?
No matter the filling material (gold, amalgam, porcelain, etc.), all fillings eventually need replacement. Composite dental fillings usually last 5 to 7 years, but often last longer.
Can you eat after composite fillings?
Yes. Composite fillings harden immediately, meaning you can eat immediately after your appointment. You may experience increased temperature sensitivity in the weeks following; This should not impact your ability to chew normally and should go away within 3 weeks.
Can you whiten composite fillings?
Ross Dental provides professional teeth whitening services to patients across Wisconsin. Just like every set of teeth is different, so is every whitening process. If you'd like to whiten a filled tooth, talk to Dr. Ross before and after your appointment to create a whitening plan that's right for you.
Are composite dental fillings safe?
Yes. The majority of speculation on composite resin's safety has to do with BPA (a component in composite resin fillings), and is misinformed. We consume BPA daily in our food, drinks and canned goods, and there is no evidence to suggest adverse side effects in humans. BPA passes safety standards and is not considered to pose a human health risk.
Do composite fillings hurt?
Painful visits to the dentist are a thing of the past. We offer a variety of services to make your appointment as comfortable as possible, including:
-Bose® noise-canceling headphones
-Blankets and pillows