When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available is composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings.
What are the benefits of composite fillings?
A benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are compatible with sealants, allowing your dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting and thus preventing further decay. There are other advantages to composite, tooth-colored fillings such as, most importantly, its ability to bond to tooth structures. Also, in many cases these fillings can be repaired by the addition of more composite material.
Composite fillings come in different shades and colour. We will spend time to choose a colour that best matches with your existing teeth. These fillings are easy to apply on to your teeth. First, any decay is removed from your teeth. Then a blue cleaning agent is used to condition your teeth is applied. Afterwards, desensitizing agent is placed to reduce any sensitivity after the composite fillings. Then a bonding agent is used to attach the filling.
Speak with one of our doctors to find out which kind of filling is best for you.