Restorative Dentistry

Composite Fillings at Plantation Dentist

If a tooth is a victim of fractures, decay, cracks, etc., it can be repaired with a composite of tooth colored filling. This process consists of removing the affected or decayed part of the tooth removed and then filling it with a composite filling.

There are numerous types of filling materials:

Every type of filling material has its pros and cons. You and your dentist will determine the best options for restoring your teeth. Currently, composite and silver amalgam fillings are the most popular solution. Composite fillings are aesthetically suited for front and visible teeth since that are tooth colored and can closely match the color of existing teeth.

Composite fillings are extremely durable and can last for many years, giving you a beautiful and long lasting smile. However, like most dental restorations, composite fillings might need to be replaced since they aren’t permanent.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Decayed teeth.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Worn teeth.
  • Closing gaps between two teeth.

How are composite fillings placed?

It usually takes one appointment to place composite fillings. First, your dentist numbs your tooth and removes the decay. Then the space is completely cleaned and carefully prepared. A special medication might be applied for added protection if the decay was close to the nerve of the tooth. Finally, the composite filling is precisely placed, shaped, and polished to restore your tooth to its original function and shape.

It’s normal for some patients to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are initially placed. However, this will soon stop once your tooth adjusts to the new filling.

After your treatment, your dentist will give you proper care instructions to help your fillings last as long as possible. Some tips include maintaining proper eating habits, good oral hygiene practices, and regular dental visits.


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