Michael L. Bleeker, DMD Scottsdale Dentist Tooth Colored Fillings Composite Fillings
A tooth colored or composite resin filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a tooth colored, composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Bleeker can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. Dr. Bleeker will remove decay and prepare the tooth as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully inspected before the new filling is placed. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
Occasionally, patients may experience mild sensitivity when fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
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