White Composite Fillings
Composite fillings, also known as white fillings, are commonly used to restore a tooth with decay, fissures, fractures, or other damage. Your dentist in Easton, PA, will replace the damaged part of the tooth with the composite filling. Traditionally, dentists use silver or metal fillings. Thanks to technological advances, our College Hill Dental Group team can provide you with composite fillings. Below, Dr. Dave Moghadam discusses the benefits of composite fillings.
Why Composite Fillings
Composite fillings, like most dental restorations, are not permanent and may need to be replaced at some point. Additionally, they are extremely long-lasting and will provide you with a long-lasting, gorgeous smile.
Composite fillings are used for a variety of reasons, including:
- Fixing a chipped, cracked, or shattered tooth
- Closing the gap between two teeth
- Decayed teeth
Benefits of Composite Fillings
Many of our patients are happy to know that we offer composite fillings. They offer so many great advantages for patients. Some of the benefits of composite fillings include:
- They are color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable.
- Can fill minor to moderate cavities in the front or rear teeth.
- Fillings are less likely to come away.
- They are adaptable enough to be utilized to repair minor faults such as a little chip in a tooth.
- The temperature has little effect on the resin, and it is not prone to expanding or shrinking.
Composite Filling Process
Composite fillings are typically installed in one office visit. Your dentist will remove decay as needed while the tooth is numb. Then, the area will next be completely cleaned and prepared before the new fiilling. If the decay occurred close to the nerve of the tooth, your dentist would do further treatment. After that, the composite filling will be shaped, and polished. Your tooth will return to its original shape and function.
When composite fillings are first placed, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks. Our friend Dr. Beth Herko, a family dentist in New Providence, NJ, says this is completely normal. You can expect this sensitivity to go away once the tooth adapts to the filling. Additionally, good oral care, eating habits, and frequent dental appointments will help your new fillings last longer.
So, if you’d like to arrange an appointment or have any concerns about dental implants, please contact College Hill Dental Group in Easton, PA.