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Composite Fillings

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If you need a filling but do not like the thought of unsightly metal in your mouth, composite fillings may be the right option for you.

Composite fillings are shaped and shaded to blend in with your natural teeth. These natural looking fillings provide durability and resistance to small or mid-sized fractures in a tooth.

Composite fillings can also be used on both the front and back teeth.  As a compound comprised of a mixture of plastic and glass, Composite fillings are a popular treatment offered by Off Island Dental.

The Composite Fillings How it Works

Tooth colored Composite fillings are chemically bonded to teeth. For this reason, the placement of composite fillings does not always require numbing the area being restored. Numbing (anesthetizing) the area is often required if tooth decay has progressed beneath the enamel layer and into the underlying dentin layer which surrounds the nerve of the tooth. Once decay is removed, the tooth is cleaned and a primer (weak acid) is applied to the area being restored.

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The primer opens pores in the enamel and dentin. A bonding agent is then flowed into the open pores and cured. Curing prepares the bonding agent to adhere to the tooth colored filling material. The filling material is then placed inside the tooth.

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After shaping the tooth colored filling material to resemble the natural anatomy of your tooth it is hardened by curing with a strong curing light. Once the white filling hardens, your bite will be checked to make sure your teeth fit together properly.

If the tooth filling extends into the space between your teeth the dentist will also make sure you can floss between your teeth properly. Adjustments will be made if necessary followed by smoothing and polishing of your new filling.

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Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Cleaning your tongue daily
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Visiting the dentist regularly

It is important to visit the dentist regularly.  If a hole, fracture, or cavity, has formed it needs immediate attention. The cavity can result in pain and an abscess tooth. More severe problems such as bone loss may occur if a cavity is not restored. Make sure you take care of this now to prevent pain and further treatment.

Are you ready to unlock the secrets to a healthier and more radiant smile?  Look no further than Off-Island Dental Care we offer our revolutionary Dental Services in the Following areas of Beaufort SC:

Dental Services Bluffton SC
Dental Services Hilton Head Island SC
Dental Services Okatie SC

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Off-Island Dental Care provides dental services in and near Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Okatie and surrounding areas of South Carolina.

If You Are Experiencing Pain, Call Off Island Dental Care Now! 843-815-7844

Off-Island Dental Care
1 Sherington Dr # H, Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-7844


Call Off Island Dental Care Today!

Off-Island Dental Care
1 Sherrington Dr#H, Bluffton, SC 29910

Call Us! (843) 815-7844