Posted on 10/11/2021 by Advanced Dental Specialty Group
A composite filling is a dental filling made of non-toxic, powered glass and tooth-colored plastic. Our dentists use it to reconstruct decayed and fractured teeth and apply it to either the back or front tooth.
What Do I Need to Know About Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings have a natural appearance that matches well with the shade of your teeth, making them almost unnoticeable for anybody looking at them. They do not contract and expand, meaning the tooth we have filled cannot get any damage.
Most times, we tend to complete composite fillings in one visit. Generally, they resist tooth fracture quite effectively. They are very effective in minimizing the risk of tooth infection and decay. The good thing about them is that they do not require extracting plenty of the tooth matter when gauging the decayed matter as they fit a small hole.
It is worth noting that composite fillings are less durable compared to other fillings and may not last long under chewing pressure when used for large cavities. They are a bit expensive and can cost as much as gold fillings. They require more time to apply because we have to keep the tooth dry and clean while filling.
Composite Filling Procedure
The first step is the selection of the composite shade we will use for your filling. The next step is numbing the area around the affected tooth and its surrounding using local anesthesia. Dental experts drill into your tooth to remove the decayed area; then, they will clean and dry the area. Afterward, engrave and bond the teeth. They then start laying the composite filling into the hole of the affected tooth. After this, the contour, shape, and polish of the tooth. Finally, they check if you are comfortable with the restoration.
For consultations and composite filling concerns, Please schedule an appointment with us and we will gladly help you understand what it is all about.
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