Most adults have cavities at some point in their life and will, therefore, require a filling. Since a bright white smile is a new standard in dental care, Composite Fillings are a good treatment option. Composite, or white-coloured fillings as they’re also known, are used to fill cavities in the same way as traditional metal fillings do, except that composite fillings are much more natural-looking and less conspicuous than silver amalgam fillings, and they are made without the substance mercury. Odeon Dental is pleased to offer Composite fillings!
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What are Fillings?
Dental fillings are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth back to their normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, the decayed tooth material will be removed, the affected area will be cleaned, and then the cleaned-out cavity will be filled with a filling material. Traditional filling materials, which are best known as silver fillings, are made up of a combination of metals such as silver, tin, and mercury. Copper can also be thrown into the mix. They are made up of a blend of plastic and ceramics.
What are the benefits of Composite Fillings?
- White composite fillings can be used to successfully treat even the smallest of cavities.
- White composite fillings are invisible, which makes them blend easily with the rest of the undamaged teeth. Silver amalgam fillings are not always aesthetically pleasing options for restoring the function of your teeth because they are silver and therefore detectable.
- White composite fillings mimic many of the qualities of natural tooth structure, such as wear-resistance and translucency.
- White composite fillings have been used for over 20 years and are the preferred choice for fillings because of their aesthetic comparability to natural teeth.
- White composite fillings are strong and durable.
Are White Fillings Durable?
They are strong, durable, and designed to match your natural tooth structure. The composite resins used for white fillings are comparatively resilient and can withstand bacterial attacks and cavities. However, people with serious oral health issues like gum disease might need to change their fillings every five years.
What is the Composite Filling Process?
- An initial consultation will be performed to inspect the teeth to decide if a dental filling is the best course of action. A dental filling is best suited for minor fractures and decay.
- The dental filling procedure begins with the administering of a local anesthetic so that the area around the affected tooth becomes numb, increasing the comfort of the patient throughout the procedure.
- The decayed or damaged tooth and its surrounding areas are then prepared for restoration; damaged parts of the tooth are removed, and the area is cleansed thoroughly to remove any remaining bacteria or debris.
- After your tooth is prepared, the white filling material will be placed in thin layers to fill the hole in your tooth completely, and essentially rebuild the structure of your tooth.
- A special curing light is then used to set the white filling material, making it very hard and durable against normal biting forces.
- Lastly, the tooth is shaped and polished for a smooth finish, ensuring that it bites together correctly against the opposing teeth.
- Your composite filling will look completely natural and like part of your tooth, and it will restore tooth functionality very effectively.
Composite Fillings may be the answer to the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Let Odeon Dental help get you there!