Get Rid Of Decay And Restore The Health Of Your Teeth
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If you’re having dental difficulties our team can help improve the functionality of your teeth.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
White fillings, composite fillings, mercury free fillings, and tooth colored fillings are all available to help restore a person’s tooth after a cavity has been repaired. Each type of filling comes with its own pros and cons. Your options should be discussed thoroughly with your dentist before final choices have been made. Bonding is also another option that can ameliorate the appearance of one’s teeth. Cavity or not, both bonding and filling can be used to improve the structural integrity as well as the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Bonding is not a time-consuming process and won’t need multiple visits or an inordinate dental session in order to achieve the desired result.
Color Match Your Teeth With Composite Fillings
Whether you are having mild or moderate dental difficulties, our team can help improve the functionality and appearance of your teeth. One method of achieving this goal is through composite fillings. Composite fillings bind strongly to tooth structure and are made in a variety of shades and colors, which allow them to match the rest of your teeth. If you’re having dental difficulties contact us for a consultation and we’ll show you show we can transform your smile.
Your Local Smile Rescuers
Phone: 1 (949) 380-7803
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25432 Trabuco Road, Suite 206, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2758