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Understanding the Benefits of Composite Fillings

Posted on 4/15/2020 by Bryan Neu
Understanding the Benefits of Composite Fillings Composite fillings are resin fillings that have become trending dental solutions for repairing teeth damaged from tooth decay. We use this filling material, as we can match it to our patients' natural tooth color. We use this material for any decay that appears in the back or front teeth. Because they do not contain mercury, they are a popular choice for anyone who wants to replace amalgam (silver) fillings. The information below will give you further details about this innovative filling material.

What is a Composite Filling and How Is it Added?

A composite filling is a resin that is made of a powdered glass and plastic. When it is used, it naturalizes the appearance of the tooth, unlike non-tooth colored fillers. Composite fillings are used the fill cavities, mend chipped teeth, and close gaps between teeth and even out the appearance of a smile. Once we prepare the composite resin, it is applied in layers on the affected tooth. We cure and harden the resin, using a curing light. After the material cures, it is smoothed and polished. This is done to prevent future problems with stains or early wear-and-tear.

What Are the Primary Benefits?

By using a composite resin, we don't have to drill as much of the natural tooth. Once the composite adheres and bonds to your tooth, it strengthens it. If an amalgam filling is used, much of the tooth has to be removed. When this happens, the filling can weaken the tooth. Therefore, composite fillings make teeth stronger. You can apply this filling as an inlay or onlay. We have to be quick when we add this kind of filling, as it hardens fast. Once we add the composite, we use a special light to harden the material. After the light is added, it only takes seconds to harden. We believe this innovative filling material can do a lot toward promoting better dental health, as it strengthens teeth, reduces sensitivity, and can easily be repaired. If you repair some cavities, we can improve your dental health with composite fillings. Before we do so, however, you will need to make an appointment for an exam and cleaning. That way, we can quickly address any dental issues or check on your need for restorations before we tentatively schedule any dental work. Call us today for a new and improved smile!
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