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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry

2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
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Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

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(228) 207-1548

Composite Restorations

When it’s time to get our teeth looked at, we often just sit in the dentist’s chair, listening to our dentist talk about various procedures, but probably not fully comprehending all of what they are saying. That’s why it is wise to do a little light reading of our own, to learn more about the various dental procedures and processes that are available to us.

Composite restorations and fillings are one of the most common dental remedies for addressing slight damage or decay to our teeth. Such fillings can also be used to address cracked or chipped teeth, etc.

The esteemed dental media hosting source, Mouth Healthy, defines composite restorations (also called composite fillings) quite well. According to their definition:

  • “Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.”

 

This is a well-put description of composite restorations. These are essentially a very simple but very effective method for addressing small and minor damage to the teeth. But composite fillings and restorations wouldn’t be effective for addressing more advanced damage to the teeth. That kind of damage would require a more in-depth approach such as a root canal treatment or a dental crown.

How Composite Fillings Differ from Other Dental Procedures

Composite fillings work to restore the basic function and purpose of the tooth. Composite fillings can be used to remedy anything from a cavity to a sports injury. It just all depends on the individual situation and what extent of damage has been done to the tooth. When damage to a tooth becomes more significant, other methods of repair will be needed, such as root canal treatments, dental crowns, bridges, etc. But composite fillings are quite common because most dental situations can be caught and addressed rapidly before a more intensive approach is needed.

Composite fillings are made of a combination of ceramic and plastic. Composite fillings are made to match the color and tone of the tooth they are used on and the surrounding teeth as well, so the cosmetology of the procedure makes it look as though nothing was ever done there, to begin with. Composite fillings are also quite durable, and they tend to last a long time if they are well taken care of. Composite fillings are also perhaps the least invasive of all dental repair procedures, making them the ideal choice for many dentists and their patients alike.

How Composite Restoration is Done

Composite restorations and fillings are a relatively simple process. First, any decay or damage to the tooth will be removed, and the entire mouth and teeth will be cleaned and any detritus or bacteria will be removed. Then, your dentist will locate and match a composite resin that is the same color as your teeth, and he or she will get to work applying that composite to the affected tooth.

This process may take some time, as the dentist must use the composite to replace a section of the tooth, all while still allowing that tooth to perform naturally as a tooth should. And, the tooth has to function with other teeth, not impair or impinge on the person’s natural bite and comfortable jaw position. So there are several factors involved here. Once completed, the filling is inspected closely, with any finishing touches placed on it right then and there.

Composite fillings have very little impact on the mouth, which is another reason why dentists often utilize this approach and why patients often request them. There may be a few days of recovery time where the individual might struggle slightly with speech and eating, but this should pass soon, in a few days at the most. A mild sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages may also be noticed at first, but this too will pass.

Composite restoration is a relatively simple dental procedure. It is affordable and very low-impact on the teeth, mouth, and gums. From a preventative stance, with the right dental hygiene and care, you and your family will hopefully never need this type of repair. But if the need does arise, composite restorations are a successful approach.

Sources:

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/composite-fillings

Dr. McMurphy and her team welcome you for the best dental service in Biloxi!

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry
2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
[ Click For Directions ]
Office Hours
Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

Call Now!

(228) 207-1548

Amanda McMurphy, DMD

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, Austin McMurphy, he is a Pediatric Dentist at Pediatric Dental Specialists in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

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Our Team

At McMurphy Family Dentistry, our mission is to provide top quality service and dental care to our community. We work together with our patients to improve and restore dental health. We emphasize empowering our dental patients through education so they can make knowledgeable decisions concerning their oral health. With equal effort, our team strives to create a calm atmosphere so that going to the dentist is a more pleasurable experience.

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What Our Patients Say

4.9
Based on 37 reviews
Debbie W.
Debbie W.
Amanda is so compassionate and gentle. She helped this dental phobe get through my smile makeover without fear. I absolutely love my new smile and no... longer feel the need to hide my teeth. 😁 If you’re looking for a gentle dentist who isn’t short on patience, Amanda McMurphy is your girl. Thank you, Amanda for your patience and expertise. You are amazing!read more
Bruce P.
Bruce P.
I have 60 years of dental history and have had some very good and some not so great dentists. Dr McMurphy is one of the best, if not THE best. I had... a very old crown replaced yesterday because decay had gotten under it. Dr McMurphy's chairside manner was superb, the procedure virtually painless, the temporary crown very satisfactory, and a followup call from her 24 hours later affirmed that she cares! And equally important, she took time to discuss in depth with me what I can do to reduce cavities in the future. I thought I already knew all the strategies, but she gave me some new ideas that make perfect sense. On top of everything else, she has the latest technology , she has a terrific staff, and the prices were very reasonable. My wife and I will be sticking with Dr McMurphy!read more
Hope B.
Hope B.
Amazing dentist. I have had a ton of ortho and dental work done in my life and when I left Amanda’s office it was the first time I had not been in... pain just from a teeth cleaning! Great hygenist, great dentist and great all around staff!read more
Teri T.
Teri T.
Great dental practice! Both Dr. McMurphy and Tina were great with my son. My son has issues with texture and hates the gritty polish, so Tina used a... different method which was great! No other hygienist has ever offered that option. I appreciate that they go above and beyond here!read more
Anna Ruffin F.
Anna Ruffin F.
Dr McMurphy is so very gentle and sweet to her patients. I always feel so well cared for by her and her staff. She also gives a nice shot which is... saying a lot coming from a dentist wimp like me! ❤️❤️read more
John D.
John D.
I needed an extraction while visiting Biloxi and decided on Dr McMurphy. The problem was assessed quickly and the procedure was friendly and very... professional which put me at ease and soon I was on my way.read more
Destiny G.
Destiny G.
Sarah was great and Dr. Amanda is genuine! She was able to give me advice for my wisdom teeth when my previous dentist did not. Samantha also called... to see if I wanted to move my appointment a week closer due to a cancellation. All around, amazing team! 🙂read more
Roy T.
Roy T.
Visited McMurphy Family Dentist for the first time this week, I've never in my life felt more relaxed and comfortable while being at the dentist!... BEST DENTIST WITH THE BEST STAFF ON THE COAST HANDS DOWN!!!read more
Branden M.
Branden M.
Very professional place of business. Always greeted at the front door as if family. I’ve been to a lot of dentistries on the coast and this one is... by far my favorite. Very friendly and professional establishment.read more
Kay L.
Kay L.
McMurhy Family Dentistry is a top notch professional service, very welcoming and friendly. Dr McMurhy is an awesome dentist, and all the ladies who... had been doing my dental cleanings and Xrays always did a great job. I highly recommend them and will be back in 6 months.read more
Cindy D.
Cindy D.
I have had the very best experience with this dental team ! The atmosphere is so family oriented and very pleasant! I have had both cleanings and... repairs, both resulting in wonderful experiences! I highly recommend ❤️😊read more
Angela S.
Angela S.
Dr. Amanda McMurphy is caring and very professional. She makes sure that she addresses the issues with your dental problems and concerns. She’s very... courteous and informative when tending to your dental care and needs. The whole staff is very friendly, caring and kind. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. McMurphy’s Dental Office and the staff. Thank you Dr. McMurphy and staff for always being so friendly and professional with me and my family.

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Sharon Marie B.
Sharon Marie B.
I am so very grateful for this dental team. I have high anxiety, especially involving dental work. They recognized and addressed all of my concerns... and fears. Everyone in the office is extremely understanding and friendly. I actually look forward to my dental visits now. I trust the hygienists and Dr. McMurphy. She is an amazing and caring person. They certainly treat you like family.read more
Cliff C.
Cliff C.
I’ve seen her work first hand. Dr. McMurphy is a great dentist who does great dentistry. Do not hesitate to call her office for your dental care... needs.read more
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Dr. McMurphy Family Dentistry practice and staff, are absolutely amazing y'all!! I feel so blessed to have happened upon this gorgeous bunch. Funny,... calming, talented, up to date on latest technology, smile transforming Angel's!
I highly recommend!!
Thank you. I lov​e you all!!😁🫶💜
Michelle Miller
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Miranda G.
Miranda G.
Dr. McMurphy and all her staff were extremely polite and attentive. I had seen two dentists at another facility for a filling that fell out. They... told me to “learn to deal with the pain”. Or offered to remove my tooth. I called Dr. McMurphy and her office was able to fit me in same day. She agreed my filling fell out and replaced it same day. Needless to say my pain is completely gone now and I’m so thankful! I will never see another dentist again and my whole family is now scheduled to see her!read more
Anthony Q.
Anthony Q.
Dr. McMurphy and Staff were extremely nice during my cleaning visit. I had one of the best experiences in years! They made sure I felt like family. I... would recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist!read more
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