Most people have at least one dental filling in their lifetime. A filling is a treatment to fix a tooth damaged by decay and restore it back to its original shape, appearance, and function. There are various materials that are used to fill a cavity. Some of the most popular and effective ones are composite dental fillings.
A composite filling is a dental-grade material used to fill cavities and fix decay, thereby restoring the shape and strength of decayed or damaged teeth. They are widely popular for fixing cavities because they have a natural appearance and are unnoticeable.
The composite resin material typically includes multiple components, like fine glass and plastic, and offers an ideal, natural-looking alternative for conventional amalgam fillings.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
Composite dental fillings offer the following benefits:
Composite fillings are highly durable; they can last up to seven to ten years if they are well taken care of.
They look natural on the teeth
The procedure is performed in just one dental visit
The composite material is fracture-resistant
Composite fillings can fix both minor dental defects and larger damages
Who Needs Tooth Fillings?
You may need composite tooth fillings for the following reasons:
Severe tooth decay and cavities
You may have a cavity and need dental fillings if you suddenly experience a toothache, sensitivity to temperature, or discomfort in your teeth.
At Park Creek Dental Care, the procedure of fixing a cavity with composite fillings is as follows:
The procedure begins with the dentist selecting the composite material that matches the shade of the patient's teeth.
The dentist numbs the affected area and removes any of the decayed portions of the tooth.
Once the decayed and infected part is removed, the area is cleaned, dried, and prepared for the fillings.
Then, the composite material is layered into the cavity.
The material is set, contoured, smoothed, and polished using a laser for the best comfort and fit.
As the last step, the dentist ensures the proper function of the bite.
How to Take Care of Composite Dental Fillings
Brush your teeth twice a day, floss, and use a mouth rinse.
Visit our dentist at least twice a year for dental checkups.
Consider getting preventative treatments.
To learn more about our dental services or schedule a consultation, call Dentist in Woodstock, GA at (470) 601-7888 or visit Park Creek Dental Care at 8080 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, GA 30188.