Need a filling but don’t know which type to get? While they all have their pros and cons, composite dental fillings are one of the best solutions to restore your smile!
Check out this short blog post to learn everything you need to know about dental fillings and their amazing benefits!
A composite filling is a special type of material that's usually used to restore a tooth that’s been treated for a cavity. Once the decayed tissue is removed, the filling is added to fill that hole and restore the look and strength of the tooth.
Composite fillings are made from a combination of plastic and ceramic compounds, are safe, and are designed to match each person’s tooth color. With the right care, they can last as long as 10 years, maybe even more.
The same material is also used in dental bonding to change the appearance of a tooth. The composite material can cover a badly discolored tooth, fix its shape and size, and even close gaps between teeth.
Fillings can be made from silver, glass, or even ceramic, but there are some unique benefits to getting composite fillings, specifically:
If you want your dental filling to last 10 years or even longer, consider the following tips:
You should also see the dentist routinely for checkups and professional cleanings. This not only helps protect your natural teeth, but it will also allow the dentist to spot any issues with your filling before they get worse!
If you think you might need a composite filling, stop by to meet with Dr. Bill Mestichelli or Dr. Michael Barnes to get your cavity treated quickly!
Request a visit to Mestichelli Barnes Dental Associates today!