Composite fillings are designed to blend with your natural teeth. These natural looking fillings provide durability and resistance to small or mid-sized fractures in a tooth.
Generally, composite fillings are used on either front or back teeth.
To know more about composite fillings, Off Island Dental is here to help!
Understanding the Composite Fillings in Okatie, SC Process
Composite fillings are chemically bonded to teeth. This is the reason why numbing the area where composite fillings will be placed is not always necessary. Putting anesthetic is just 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.
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.
After shaping the tooth colored filling material to resemble the natural tooth, it is hardened by curing. Once the white filling hardens, your bite will be checked to make sure your teeth fit together properly.
Necessary adjustments will be made by your dentists if your tooth filling extends into the space between your teeth. Your dentist will ensure that you can always floss your teeth properly.
Meanwhile, Off-Island Dental care believes that prevention is still the best medicine. With that, 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
Hole, fracture or cavity in your teeth will surely need immediate attention. If not addressed, this can result in so much pain and more severe problems such as bone loss.
Composite Fillings make sure you take care of any of these problems now to prevent pain and further treatment.