SEVEN HILLS DENTAL
Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair cavities that have been left by decay, cracks, fractures etc. The decayed or affected portion of your tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite material which has the same coloration as natural teeth so it matches well in appearance
These types not only look like teeth but also match existing colors so they blend right into the smile without being too noticeable. These materials also have several advantages over other types of filling material such as being easier on sensitive gums since there's no firing involved during installation .
As well as these pluses though comes some drawbacks too - if not installed correctly then this type could cause pain by putting pressure directly onto nerves inside your mouth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
How are composite fillings placed?
A composite filling is placed in one appointment. Your dentist will numb the tooth while removing any decays needed, then clean it up and prepare a new spot to place this strong material that can withstand chewing forces from food or liquids without chipping away at its outer layer like some other materials do over time. If there was nerve damage closeby though-then an extra protection against irritation has been applied! The finished product restores your smile back how you want with precise shaping for lasting beauty
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot or cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
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