Many people do not want to get dental fillings. The idea of sitting in the dental treatment chair can be intimidating, especially for those who had bad experiences with dentists. Fillings can improve the health of your teeth. Having them can help you keep your teeth longer. If you want to know what you should…
Reasons to Choose a Composite Dental Filling
A composite dental filling can be used to fix a wide range of dental issues, from tooth decay to broken teeth. It is a non-invasive treatment option that only requires one trip to the dentist to restore the way a patient’s teeth look.
Benefits of using composite dental filling to restore damaged teeth
Let us take a look at some of the reasons you should consider restoring your damaged tooth with a composite filling over other options like silver amalgam fillings, veneers, or crowns include:
Unlike crowns and veneers that typically require removing portions of the enamel of the tooth being restored, composite bonding does not require such alterations. It is a temporary procedure that allows the patient to explore other options in the future since it does not change the tooth’s real structure. Teeth that have been prepared for crowns or veneers no longer have their enamel to protect them so they will always need a restoration to serve as artificial enamel.
2. Improved aesthetics
Silver amalgam fillings have a dark grey color that leaves teeth that have been repaired with them discolored. Composites can be color-matched with the color of the patient’s real teeth so repairs made are not noticeable. The patient gets a restored smile that looks completely natural.
3. Healthier teeth
Fillings tend to expand over time which can end up damaging teeth structures. Composite fillings have a flexible design, and it does not expand the way metal fillings do.
4. No need for anesthetic
Dental bonding typically does not require the dentist to use a local anesthetic since it does not cause the patient pain. The one exception would be when the composite is being used to treat tooth decay. In that case, the dentist might have to administer a local anesthetic so decayed material can be removed from the patient’s cavities.
5. More affordable
Composite bonding provides a more affordable solution than alternatives like placing veneers and crowns. The cost of treating half a dozed teeth with composite is often less than the cost of getting a single crown.
6. Faster results
Fixing a tooth with composite only requires making one trip to the dentist. Restoring teeth with restorations like crowns and veneers typically requires at least two trips to the dentist, and it can take as long as two weeks – the time it usually takes to make these restorations at dental labs.
The composite used to make restorations is matched with the patient’s teeth and prepared on-site. The dentist roughens the patient’s tooth with an etching solution to roughen its exterior so the composite sticks to it. The composite is applied layer by layer, hardened with a curing light, and polished to complete the restoration. The patient gets to walk out of the clinic with their damaged tooth fully restored.
Fix your damaged teeth
Dealing with one or more decayed or damaged teeth? Give us a call or stop by our Hemet clinic to explore treatment options like composite bonding.
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