One of the most common dental conditions is tooth decay. Dental fillings are the most popular restorative dentistry procedures performed in our office every year. Patients of all ages are subject to tooth decay. The good news is that unattractive metal amalgam fillings are a thing of the past.
Amalgam fillings were the only option for repairing tooth decay years ago. Amalgam fillings could not adjust themselves to changes in temperatures and other conditions, they would move and eventually break within teeth over a number of months or years. This caused the fillings to fall out, or even worse, for teeth to crack.
Composite fillings are simple and quick procedures that are completed in one appointment. Your mouth will be completely numbed during the process and we will remove decay as necessary. A new composite resin that matches the color of your tooth will be placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. Composite fillings are more flexible than amalgam fillings, meaning that they will not cause your teeth to crack.
As with most dental restorations, composite filings are not permanent and someday may need to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last for many years, giving you a beautiful, long lasting smile.
Reasons For Composite Fillings:
• Chipped teeth
• Closing space between two teeth
• Cracked or broken teeth
• Decayed teeth
• Worn teeth
Composite fillings are a great option for those who want to keep a white, healthy smile. If you are in need of a filling, contact our office to schedule your appointment today at 203-290-1074.