What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored alternatives to the traditional metal fillings you might be accustomed to. This filling material better mimics the look of your actual teeth, allowing the filling to blend seamlessly into the rest of your smile. Composite fillings are completely free of metal, making them a great choice for people who want to avoid adding metal to their smile. The filling procedure is done quickly and easily in our office and you can leave with a smile to be proud of.
Why do you need Composite Fillings?
An exam and x-rays will be needed to determine if you need a filling. Composite fillings are preferred for aesthetic and durability purposes, since they are meant to last longer than other options. Some of the reasons you may need or choose composite fillings include:
- You have a cavity in one or more of your teeth
- You have older metal fillings that you’d like to replace
- The filling is needed in an area where traditional fillings keep falling out
- You have deep grooves in your teeth
What makes you a good candidate for Composite Fillings?
You might consider composite fillings if you want a metal-free option to correct problems with decay and a tooth that has been comprimised. The material is matched perfectly with your smile to create a flawless look. The procedure is necessary if you have cavities and need a filling. It can be beneficial for patients with older metal fillings that need replacement.
What happens during the procedure for Composite Fillings?
You will first come into the office to have the area numbed for your comfort. Next, the tooth is drilled into and the decay removed with a slow speed drill. The area to be filled is coated with a special material that improves adhesion. The composite resin material is then put into the hole and Dr. Rejintala then smooths the filling and hardens it with a blue light. Your new filling can last for many years with proper care and dental hygiene habits.
If you are interested in learning more about composite fillings and think you may need one, call our office so that we can better assist you.