A composite filling, which resembles the natural color of teeth, is utilized to mend teeth that have been affected by decay, cracks, fractures, or other issues.
The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed and subsequently replaced with a composite filling. There are several options when it comes to filling materials, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It is recommended to consult with your dentist to determine the most suitable options for restoring your teeth.
Currently, composite fillings and silver amalgam fillings are the most commonly used. Due to their tooth-colored appearance, composite fillings can be easily matched to the color of existing teeth, making them ideal for use on front teeth or other visible parts of the mouth.
Similar to other dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may require replacement in the future. However, they are highly durable and can provide a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing smile for many years.
At Evolution Dentistry in Houston, TX, our tooth-colored fillings provide exceptional advantages when compared to traditional fillings. Our tooth-colored fillings:
– Maintain the natural color of your tooth, ensuring a seamless blend with your smile
– Do not include any potentially harmful heavy metals, prioritizing your overall well-being
– Minimize the risk of tooth cracks or fractures, offering enhanced protection for your teeth
– Can be effortlessly and swiftly placed by our skilled team
– Preserve a larger portion of your natural tooth, promoting dental health in the long run
– Minimize tooth sensitivity, ensuring a more comfortable experience during and after the procedure
– Exhibit exceptional durability, promising long-lasting results.
Composite resin tooth-colored fillings are commonly utilized to seal decay in teeth that have been treated by Dr. Kheir. This versatile material also offers a solution for other dental issues, such as chips or enamel erosion caused by bruxism (teeth grinding). The composite resin, which precisely matches the color of your teeth, can be applied to both front and back teeth, resulting in a seamless and aesthetically pleasing finish. If you currently have metal fillings, it may be worth discussing with Dr. Kheir the possibility of replacing them with composite resin.
Composite fillings are typically inserted during a single dental appointment. Your dentist will numb the tooth and eliminate any decay that may be present. Afterward, the area will be thoroughly cleansed and meticulously prepared to ensure optimal conditions for the new filling. In cases where the decay is close to the tooth’s nerve, a special protective medication will be applied. The composite filling will then be meticulously positioned, shaped, and polished, bringing your tooth back to its original shape and functionality.
Initially, you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after the composite fillings are placed. However, this sensitivity should diminish as your tooth gradually adjusts to the presence of the new filling. To ensure the longevity of your fillings, you will receive instructions on proper care following your treatment. Practicing good oral hygiene, maintaining healthy eating habits, and scheduling regular dental check-ups will all contribute to the extended lifespan of your new fillings.