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White (Composite) Fillings
 

At Healthy Smiles Dental, a composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures or any other reason. In the process, affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available and widely used by dentist across the world. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist at Healthy Smiles Dental will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today all over the world. Since composit fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of your teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.

Chipped teeth

  • Replace old unaesthetic silver fillings
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

Unaesthetic silver fillings

How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb (local anesthesia may be needed). If necessary, your dentist will remove decay first, then the space will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near tooth nerves, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished to match your exisiting teeth hence restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

At Healthy Smiles Dental, 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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