Composite FillingsA composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Schedule an Appointment Now!
While each type of filling has its advantages and disadvantages, our staff have chosen to utilize resin composite fillings materials to repair decayed, cracked, or broken teeth. Resin composite fillings are typically made of plastic and ceramic compounds that are tooth colored. Because of this, the fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing in restorations of the front teeth and along the smile line. In addition to aesthetics, resin composite materials are stronger and more durable than ever with advancements made in materials technology during the past decade. As a result, the use of resin fillings in the entire mouth has become common practice among dentists today, including our office.
While durable, composite filling like amalgam fillings are not permanent and may need to be replaced one day. But with proper care, they will last for a very long time and give you many years of beautiful smiles.
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite filling is usually completed in one appointment. The dentist will numb the tooth and remove the decay. The area will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the resin composite material is placed. Once the filling is placed, it is shaped and polished so that the tooth is restored to its original form.
Some patients experience cold/hot sensitivity for a short time when fillings are first placed. This is normal. The sensitivity should subside as the tooth adjusts to the new filling.
Patients will receive care instructions once treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, good eating habits, and regular visits to your dentist will help prolong the life of your composite fillings.
For more information about fillings, please call us today!
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In Revive Smiles Dentistry we are committed to continuing our education and sharing our Seattle dentist knowledge with each other and our patients. We strive to work together as a team and to respect every one’s individuality.
Our goal is to provide exceptional, comprehensive dental care to our patients in a friendly, warm and caring environment, educating and encouraging them toward a state of optimal oral health. We continually upgrade our knowledge, skills, and expertise in all relevant areas of dental in order to ensure the highest standard of care for our patients to minimize discomfort and time in the dental chair. In Revive Smiles Dentistry we use the most advanced techniques, technologies and materials relevant to offer our patients the highest standard of quality dental health care available, in the most caring and efficient manner.
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