If you have experienced any damage or decay to your smile, one of the options that you may want to consider when improving your overall oral health are composite fillings. This option provides you a solution with long-term care in mind. Learn more about the process that these fillings require and contact us if you have any follow up questions or concerns.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are also known as tooth-colored fillings and are considered a restoration procedure. At Library Plaza Dental Center, we use composite fillings to restore your tooth to its natural appearance, making your filing unnoticeable.
Made of a ceramic and plastic compound, composite fillings chemically bond to your natural tooth and can be used to correct decay and chips, as well as fix broken teeth. No matter what the reason is for your decay or damage, if caught in time, we can use a filling to help restore your tooth.
When the filling composite adheres to your tooth, it not only preserves the natural posture of your tooth but can also prevent any more damage from occurring. You don’t have to worry about your fillings being noticeable and ruining your once perfect smile; with Library Plaza Dental Center you can still have a healthy, bright, beautiful smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a tooth-colored filling?
If you have a cavity, deteriorating tooth, or broken tooth, you may need a filling, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What can I expect during the procedure?
When you come in for your filling, you can expect to receive a local anesthetic to numb your gums and surrounding teeth. Once this has been done, the damaged area will be drilled away and repaired with a natural tooth-colored filling. A resin will be placed on top, and cured with a light for less than one minute. Your filing will be shaped and polished until it looks and feels just like your natural tooth.
What does aftercare consist of?
Because the filling you receive is cured with a light during your procedure, you can go about your normal routine as soon as you leave our office. You may experience some sensitivity, but it should not last more than a few days.
We practice general family dentistry and when you need a dentist for an emergency such as an old filling falling out, call us. We offer weekend hours for your convenience.