Repair A Damaged Tooth With Composite Fillings
At Everything Dental in Charleston, we’re proud to provide our patients with composite fillings to not only treat cavities, but to help patients maintain their smiling and speaking confidence.
What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings made from a combination of resin, glass, and other materials. They are used to fill a tooth that’s been damaged by decay, and they also serve as durable and aesthetically pleasing alternatives to traditional amalgam (silver) fillings.
How are composite fillings placed?
Our dentist prepares the affected tooth by removing any decay and applying a bonding agent to the surface. Next, the composite resin will be applied in layers until it fills the tooth. Once everything has hardened, your filling will be shaped, trimmed, and polished to match your natural teeth.
How do you know if you need a filling?
While many patients won’t realize they require a filling until they're being examined by our team, there are some common signs that can indicate that your tooth is experiencing decay. These may include sharp pain when biting down, increased sensitivity to cold or hot drinks, and the presence of visible holes or discolorations in your teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our practice for an appointment today!
How should you care for a composite filling?
To help your filling protect and strengthen your tooth, it's important to practice good oral hygiene habits that include brushing and flossing regularly. It is also important to see us for regular checkups and cleanings every six months to ensure that your smile is prioritized.
At Everything Dental, we’re here to help you smile with healthy confidence. Contact us today to learn more about composite fillings – and to protect and strengthen your smile!
Contact Everything Dental Today About Composite Fillings
- Treat cavities effectively
- Benefit from a durable and long-lasting restoration
- Regain normal bite function
- Experience a natural-looking material
- Prioritize your oral health!