Why Composite Fillings Are Better

Why Composite Fillings Are Better

Posted by SPRING CREEK DENTAL on Mar 22 2023, 10:48 AM

Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations that are used to repair and restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay, cracks, or fractures. A cavity is caused when plaque and bacteria build up on your tooth enamel. When these particles are removed properly by a dentist, the repaired tooth can be restored with a composite filling. The composite materials for a composite filling are matched to the shade of your surrounding teeth to ensure a seamless appearance. This restorative treatment can be completed in a single visit to the dentist's office.

Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings do not contain any metals that can be harmful to your health. The composite material is also more flexible than metal fillings, so there is less risk of cracking the tooth during chewing. Additionally, composite fillings require less removal of the healthy portion of the tooth enamel during the preparation process because this material bonds with your tooth's structure.

With proper oral hygiene habits and regular visits to the dentist, you can keep your smile looking its best for a lifetime. If it has been more than six months since you last visited the dentist for a checkup and cleaning, contact a local dentist to schedule an appointment today!

How Are Composite Fillings Placed?

Once the dentist has thoroughly numbed the tooth, they will remove any decay or old filling material from the tooth. After that, they will clean the area and apply a strong adhesive to ensure the composite filling adheres to your tooth structure. They will then etch it around your tooth to roughen the surface, which helps the composite resin adhere to your tooth. Finally, they will apply layers of composite material and cure it with a special light. This typically takes around 15 minutes per tooth. Afterward, the filling will be polished for a beautiful finish.

What Are the Advantages of Composite Fillings?

A composite resin filling can be shaded to match the color of your tooth, making it virtually invisible in your smile line. This creates a natural-looking result that blends with the rest of your teeth. In addition, a composite filling doesn't require any alterations to your natural tooth structure, which helps to keep your healthy smile intact.

Since composite resin doesn't expand and contract with temperature changes the way silver amalgam fillings do, you won't have to worry about cracks forming or the filling falling out of your tooth over time. This can help to protect the integrity of your natural teeth for years to come.

We request you schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (435) 713-0096 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll be happy to help.

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