Tooth-colored Composite Filling
Tooth decay and cavities are common dental issues. Receiving a tooth-colored filling to restore your tooth helps prevent the problem from developing into something worse.
What is a Composite Filling?
A filling is a simple restoration procedure primarily used to restore cavities or mild decay or deterioration. Fillings are extremely common and have a high success rate. We offer options for composite fillings and porcelain fillings (also known as Porcelain inlay/onlay/overlay) – both are safe to use.
There are many types of fillings we use, and composite fillings are the most commonly used because they appear more natural for visible teeth and are easier to see.
Steps by Steps
It typically takes less than an hour to place a composite filling.
Advantages of Composite Fillings
- They look practically invisible since they are color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth.
- They can be used to fill small to moderate cavities in the front or back teeth.
- The resin compound bonds very well to tooth enamel, making fillings less likely to pop loose.
- They are versatile enough to also be used to fix superficial flaws, like a small chip in a tooth.
- The material isn’t affected by temperature or prone to expanding or contracting.
Composite Fillings Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions
It takes about 20 – 50 minutes to place a composite fillings. Placement time depends on the size and location of the cavity. The larger the size, the longer it will take.
Studies have shown that composites last 7-10 years, which is comparable to silver fillings except in very large restorations, where silver fillings last longer than composites.
The most obvious answer is appearance. All-white fillings will not compromise your gorgeous smile. Another benefit of composite fillings is that they require less removal of healthy, tooth structure, allowing for more conservative restorations.
Many people opt to remove metal fillings and replace them with composites for purely aesthetic reasons. If your old repair starts to crack or leak, you should definitely have the filling updated.
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings allow patients to eat right after getting the procedure. However, dentists do recommend that patients only resume eating after the local anesthetic wears off. It can be quite difficult to eat when your lips and mouth are numb! Plus, you do not want to run the risk of accidentally biting your lip, cheek, or tongue. While composite fillings are very strong, you should probably opt out of chewing anything too crunchy, hard, or sticky right after getting the procedure.
Many patients see their composite fillings lasting for years. But if you take really great care of your fillings, they may be able to last you longer than that — and even a lifetime! In order to help your composite fillings last longer, you should always see your dentist twice a year for regular dental cleanings and exams, brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day, and eat a variety of healthy food to boost your oral health.
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Whether you're visiting us for professional teeth cleaning, a routine dental health check or something more extensive, our qualified dentists at Picasso Dental Clinic offer a wide range of comprehensive dental services. It's our aim to be a one-stop dental experience for you and your loved ones.
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