One of the common dental concerns people face is tooth decay and cavities. Fillings are the go-to option to fix cavities and restore the health of teeth. There are various materials used to make dental fillings, like amalgam and gold. However, composite resin fillings are the most widely accepted option to fix damage caused by tooth decay and cavities as they match the teeth' color and appear natural. Besides, composite fillings can be used to treat cracked, broken, or stained teeth as well.
Advantages of composite fillings
Composite fillings made of tooth-colored resin can be customized as needed, thus helping to keep the filling under disguise when applied to the teeth. Besides, it offers other advantages that include the following:
- Composite fillings are made of biocompatible material that does not result in any harmful or toxic reactions in the mouth.
- Composite fillings are customizable as their color, contour, and texture can be customized to resemble the natural teeth to result in a flawless smile.
- Composite fillings entirely cover a cavity, offer exceptional sealing properties, and check reinfection.
- Composite fillings can be prepared and installed in the dental cavity without any trouble. It is easy to work with composite fillings as they can be shaped and hardened easily, thus enabling the completion of the procedure in a single dental visit.
- Composite dental fillings can help to restore the functionality and health of the cavity-infected tooth.
- The dentist can preserve more of the patient's natural teeth with composite fillings. Since these fillings bond with the dental walls, there is no need to reshape the patient's tooth too much as a metal restoration requires.
- Composite fillings do not expand or contract when exposed to temperature variations, unlike metal fillings. So, composite fillings remain stable without any breakage for a long.
Composite Fillings Application - Procedure
At Smile World Dental, we start the procedure by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. We extract the decay and clean the tooth to remove the bacteria. Later, our dentist fills the area using a dental composite material to fill the cavity and protect the tooth, thus stopping any further tooth decay.
The filling is placed in layers, and the dentist uses special laser light to harden it. Later, we sculpt the tooth and polish it to resemble the appearance of the adjacent teeth.
Do you wish to know more about composite dental fillings? Call us today at (209) 732-1123 and schedule an appointment.