Composite fillings are composed of a non-toxic, tooth-colored plastic and powdered glass mixture. They are utilized in the dental restoration of cracked or decaying teeth, providing durability and strength to these weaker places. Composite fillings, which can be used on either the front or back teeth, have grown in popularity due to their 'natural' appearance. At Next Level Dental, P.C. in Smyrna, TN, composite fillings can be utilized to repair cavities.
What is a Composite Filling?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are made of a plastic and glass mixture and are used to treat cavities. They can also be used to restore teeth that have become worn, chipped, or broken. Composite fillings fit in with the rest of your natural teeth, ensuring that your smile is visually appealing.
Why Choose a Composite Filling?
If you have a cavity or tooth decay, we may recommend this operation for you. Composite fillings are an excellent treatment for minor tooth decay. Other procedures, like dental crowns, may be used if there is considerable tooth decay or destruction. Aside from that, fillings are employed for restorative procedures if the function of your teeth has been damaged.
The Procedure for Placing Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are typically installed in one session. Your dentist will remove decay as needed. The area will next be completely cleaned and prepared before the new infill is installed. If the decay occurred close to the nerve of the tooth, a specific drug will be used to provide additional protection. After that, the composite filling will be precisely put, shaped, and polished, returning your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is typical to have sensitivity to warmth and cold when composite fillings are first placed, but this will fade quickly as your tooth adjusts to the new filling. Good oral hygiene, dietary habits, and regular dental visits will all help your new fillings last longer.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
- Composite fillings blend nicely with your natural teeth and are nearly undetectable.
- Because the material is slightly flexible, less drilling is required, and more of your original tooth is preserved.
- The resin in composite fillings forms a strong bond with your tooth.
- They are long-lasting and can tolerate little pressure and use.
- Composite can also be utilized to make cosmetic changes to your teeth, including modifying the color or shape.
Contact Next Level Dental, P.C if you want the best dental treatment. To book an appointment, call (615) 459-6354 or visit 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167.