Have you ever had a cavity? You are not alone; cavities and tooth decay are among the world's most common health problems. If left untreated, tooth decay can go deeper and eventually lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, there’s a time-tested way to repair cavities: dental fillings. In the past, dentists relied on amalgam fillings to fill the teeth, but their popularity gradually declined due to their low aesthetic value and safety concerns caused by the use of mercury in these fillings.
At the office of Complete Family Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings made of composite material. These are a highly effective, more attractive, durable and a safer alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.
Composite filling material can be used to restore:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth with uneven spacing
- Worn teeth
- Broken or cracked or teeth
The placement of composite fillings can be completed in a single appointment. First, local anesthesia is administered, and any existing decay is removed from the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned before placing the filling material. The filling is shaped and polished to give the tooth a natural look and to make sure that your bite is comfortable. We will give you instructions on how to care for your newly restored tooth. It is normal to experience some sensitivity until the tooth gets used to the new filling.
Benefits of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are highly effective in restoring the strength and functionality of decayed teeth. Patients appreciate the natural-looking appearance of these fillings, and dentists recommend them since they are a long-lasting and safer form of treatment as compared to amalgam fillings. The fillings completely blend in with your natural teeth color, giving you the confidence to smile freely in public.
One of the other advantages of composite fillings is that they can be placed with less preparation to the tooth meaning that less drilling is needed and more of the natural tooth structure can be preserved.
We invite you to visit our office and learn more about the advantages offered by composite dental fillings. Our experienced staff will gladly answer all your questions. Contact us at (954) 564-3244 to schedule an appointment today.