Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. Most people who regularly go to the dentist will have at least one filling done in their lifetime, with many of us having multiple. Fillings are tooth-colored porcelain, which is a mixture of plastic and glass that has a similar look and feel to natural teeth.
This material is so similar to the material of your own teeth that it reacts almost exactly the same to the transfer of force caused by chewing to your natural teeth. This means that your fillings will not only look just like your teeth, but they will function just like them as well.
Composite fillings can be used to repair a wide variety of common tooth damages ranging from decay to cracks, breaks, and fractures. We begin by priming the area by cleaning off and removing any damaged areas before filling the area back up with composite filling. Composite fillings can be color adjusted to perfectly match your teeth, making them the best option for your front teeth and more visible area. Though these fillings are extremely durable and resilient, they may need replacing if you damage them or if they are not properly cared for.
The actual procedure of applying fillings is very easy and straightforward. Your filling will be applied and sealed all in one quick appointment with little to no pain at all. Our expert dental team then places, shapes, and polishes your new filling to perfectly match the color and shape of your teeth.
Common reasons for composite fillings include: