Composite Fillings from South Bay Dentistry & Orthodontics
When it comes to treating cavities or restoring damaged teeth, composite fillings offer a modern and aesthetic solution. At South Bay Dentistry, we specialize in providing exceptional dental care, including composite fillings that seamlessly blend with your natural teeth.
Whether you require a small filling or a more extensive restoration, our team at South Bay Dentistry is dedicated to delivering exceptional results that leave you smiling with confidence.
Why composite fillings?
If your tooth is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures and you want to avoid expensive dental work, a composite filling may be your best bet. A composite filling is used to repair an affected tooth. The affected area of the tooth, which is decayed or damaged, will be eliminated and substituted with a filling that matches the color of the tooth.
To identify the most fitting filling that fulfills your specific requirements, it is advisable to seek guidance from your dentist. They possess the expertise to assist you in choosing suitable filling material based on your individual circumstances.
Composite fillings are one of the most popular choices for dental fillings today. They are tooth-colored and can be matched to a patient’s natural tooth color, so they’re more aesthetically appealing. Composite fillings are also better when it comes to front teeth or other visible areas in the mouth.
With composite fillings, a long-lasting, beautiful smile is always just a few dental visits away. Though not permanent, these fillings can last for many years and will keep your teeth looking great.
In which cases do you need composite fillings:
- Chipped teeth.
- Closing space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Worn teeth.
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually done in one visit. After numbing the tooth, your dentist will remove any decay they find. The tooth will then be cleaned and carefully prepared before the new composite filling is placed.
A special medication is applied to the tooth if decay is present near the nerve. Once the medication has been applied, a composite filling is precisely placed, shaped, and polished to restore your tooth to its original shape and function.
Composite fillings have an initial sensitivity to hot and cold. It is common for teeth to feel sensitive after receiving a filling. However, this should diminish shortly after the tooth acclimates to the filling.
Your dentist will give you care instructions when you get your fillings. To keep your new fillings going strong, brush your teeth, have a healthy diet, and make sure to visit the dentist regularly.