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Important Things That You Should Know About Composite Fillings

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Dr. John Abajian
Important Things That You Should Know About Composite FillingsCavities, or tooth decay, is a dental problem that almost anyone can experience. Despite how common they are in modern dentistry, some people may not be aware of the many options that they have against it. That is why we would like to share some information about composite fillings, one of the most basic dental restorations you can get.

What is a Composite Filling?

If you are suffering from a cavity, we highly advise that you should consider composite fillings early on. This is because tooth decay can lead to more serious dental problems if you continue to overlook treatment. The procedure for composite fillings is more straightforward compared to other dental restorations.
We would first drill out the decay from your tooth, clean the area, and replace it with a tooth-colored mix of plastic and ceramic. This mix of materials is also referred to as composite fillings. We occasionally use the same materials for repairing chipped teeth and other dental purposes. With the right amount of care, composite fillings can last for about 7-10 years.

The Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings can give a number of benefits to you and your oral health. They are generally more convenient than other dental restorations since they are usually finished in one visit. Moreover, composite fillings are surprisingly durable. They have a reasonable resistance to fractures and can help make your weakened tooth stronger.

Another good thing about composite fillings is that they are not affected by temperature or prone to contracting. Although they are newer compared to silver fillings, composite fillings bond much better to tooth enamel. Essentially, composite fillings would be a better choice if you tend to worry about the fillings popping loose. If you suspect that you need to get composite fillings for your damaged teeth, make sure to call our office today for more information on dental restorations.

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