If you suffer from tooth decay, cracks, fractures, etc. we can use a composite (tooth colored) filling to easily repair it after carefully removing some of the decayed tooth. Each with their own advantages and disadvantages, there are many types of filling materials to choose from. The most widely used fillings today are composite, along with silver amalgam, so you and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings are tooth colored, so they can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth and are more practical for use in front teeth or more visible areas in your mouth.
Composite fillings are not permanent and may need to be replaced someday as is the case in most dental restorations. They are, however, very durable and will last many years giving you a beautiful smile.
Composite Fillings can repair: Composite Fillings McDonough GA
- Chipped teeth.
- Space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Worn teeth.
How does it work? Composite Fillings McDonough GA
Usually, composite fillings are done in one appointment. After the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary and the space will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the new filling is placed. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
Experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold when fillings are first placed is completely normal, however this will subside shortly after your tooth gets used to the new filling. You will be given instruction at the conclusion of your visit on how to care for your teeth and good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.