A composite filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, erosion, and cracks/breaks back to its normal function and shape.
The process of filling cavities is a simple and straightforward one that can be done right at our office in about an hour.
We use composite fillings because:
- Composite (plastic) resins are matched to be the same color as your teeth and aide in natural appearance for very life-like esthetics.
- They are very durable material for cavities and cosmetic changes of many sizes and shapes.
- The procedure typically requires less removal of your tooth.
- Composite looks very natural and helps to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
When can composite fillings be used?
- A decayed tooth (i.e. cavities)
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Aides in reversing the appearance of acid erosion.
- Decreasing the gaps and spacing between teeth
- Changing the aesthetic appearance of teeth
How it’s done:
- We start by getting you comfortable in your treatment room.
- Composite material is placed incrementally (many layers) in the appropriate shade until your tooth is restored to its ideal size, shape, and function.
- Then the filling is applied to the removed area.
- After the composite has been “cured,” the filling will be smoothed and polished to be comfortable and fit to your bite. This ensures the restoration will feel like your natural teeth.