Composite fillings are used to restore teeth that have developed minor decay or cavities. They can also be used for repairing teeth that are cracked or chipped. The composite material used in our fillings is natural-looking and durable. This makes our composite fillings an ideal solution for patients with minor dental damage or decay. They are also excellent for correcting certain cosmetic issues and helping to restore the look of a person’s smile.
Our composite fillings consist of a special mixture containing plastic resins and silica fillers. This composite material is perfect for restoring teeth since it looks natural and provides strength. Once the tooth has been treated, it will be restored, and it can be used like any other healthy tooth.
When applying a composite filling, we start by first removing any visible decay or existing filling material that may be present. If this material were to be caught underneath the filling, it could result in problems later. The tooth will then be cleaned, and the composite filling material will be applied. By doing this, any holes or voids will be sealed, and any cracks or breakages will be repaired. The filling material will then be allowed to dry and harden. To finish, we shine and polish the tooth to provide it with a natural appearance. The tooth can then be used as normal.
A patient can help maintain a composite filling by maintaining positive oral health practices. These include brushing the teeth twice per day and flossing once per day.
A composite filling can be used to repair your damaged tooth. Whether you are suffering from a cavity or have an unsightly chipped or cracked tooth, a composite filling can be a quick and easy way to restore your smile. You may call us at (540) 317-1139 to schedule an appointment.