Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings in Falls Church

Areas of decay on a tooth are called cavities or dental caries and are the result of damage from acid and harmful oral bacteria. Once the enamel is compromised, problems can spread to the nerves and soft tissues inside teeth. Receiving dental fillings is one of the best ways to have the effects of cavities addressed and preserve your smile’s natural health and beauty in the long term.

At the Falls Church office of Robert A. Morabito, DDS, we provide white fillings for patients experiencing cavities. This restorative option promotes improved dental health and a seamless aesthetic.

Tooth-Colored Fillings from Dr. Morabito

To ensure you are comfortable during treatment, Dr. Morabito first numbs the affected area. He then carefully and precisely removes sites of decay and restores dental structure through the use of liquid resin. After undergoing a curing process, the composite resin material hardens, and the result is a filling that does not have a grey or dark appearance but resembles the natural shade of nearby teeth.

Composite fillings form a secure bond with the surrounding tooth structure, strengthening overall function and health. Since this material adheres to teeth so well, less preparation is required for a white filling to be placed. For patients receiving a filling for the first time, Dr. Morabito uses the state-of-the-art Waterlase dental laser to prepare the site. This technology gives our dentist unparalleled precision during the procedure and promotes stress-free, comfortable experiences for our patients.

Composite or Amalgam Fillings?

If you received a dental filling many years ago, it was likely made from amalgam. While the metals used in these fillings are resilient enough to offer long-term protection, they do not resemble natural teeth like composite resin. Patients with amalgam fillings also report greater sensitivity to hot and cold.

As it relates to patient safety, dental amalgam does contain mercury. While the small amount present in fillings are not toxic, many prefer to avoid exposure and opt instead for biocompatible, tooth-colored composite.

Ask us about Treatment for Cavities!

Whether it’s been many years since you’ve visited a dentist or you are currently dealing with a persistent toothache, being assessed for cavities may be the first step in achieving lasting oral health. To learn more about cavity treatment and the benefits of white fillings, contact our Falls Church dental office today and schedule your next exam with Dr. Morabito.


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Dr. Morabito and your wonderful staff - Thank you so much for your kind, welcoming, and kid-friendly attention you gave me and my sons when we came in for the Harrison's 1st dental checkup. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

The Harrisons

Dr. Morabito is an awesome dentist, a great personality with the hift of humor, he is personable, and amazingly manages to choose the very best people to work for him. They are all excellent and most of all - caring and genuine. And with my dental problems, believe me I have had my share of being treated like a "number." I recently flew back to Falls Church from Kansas City to have him do my implants, because I don't trust anyone else.

Lynn S.

Dr. Morabito is a rare man: intellectual, very professional, very sensitive and practical to his patients. HIS STAFF: ADIMINISTRATION, DENTAL HYGENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS , entertainment, and a charitable character are exceptionally capable, as he demands. If his practice were a fine hotel, his ZAGAT rating would be the highest. Dr. Morabito is an exceptional man! His professional associations keep him in the forefront of the latest methods and technology. He is excellent with the fearful and anxious patients and makes them feel confident. He is great in all the technical aspects of dentistry. He makes thousands of patients look better and feel great about themselves. You can feel secure in knowing that Dr. Morabito is the only dentist you will need, and he is affordable with a variety of financial plans. All aspects are well explained. If you want a great dentist, see Dr. Morabito and his charming and professional staff that will make you comfortable like family.

Michael C.

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