A healthy and beautiful smile should be devoid of cavities and tooth decay that can otherwise cause immense damage beneath even the most perfect teeth. At Capistrano Dentistry in California, we offer tooth-colored dental fillings to restore the functionality and longevity of decayed and impaired teeth. We provide composite fillings that give the appearance and feel of natural teeth while supporting the tooth with strength and resilience.
What Is a Composite Filling?
A composite filling addresses the problem of cavities. It makes use of a composite resin material to restore dental health. This material is made using a combination of different materials like dental-grade plastic, ceramic, and glass. Earlier, metal fillings such as silver, gold, and amalgam were used to create dental fillings. However, they had many shortcomings, which is why we provide composite fillings.
A composite filling is a better alternative to such traditional fillings. This tooth-colored material blends seamlessly with the color of your natural teeth, hence making it a perfect solution to your problem without affecting the facial appearance.
Benefits of Composite FillingsThere are many benefits of using composite or tooth-colored fillings:
- Tooth-colored fillings can be personalized. They can be created to match the exact color of your teeth. When composite fillings are placed on the teeth, they do not appear artificial.
- Composite fillings are biocompatible elements and do not cause adverse reactions in the mouth or body.
- Composite fillings are durable.
- Composite fillings can be shaped perfectly, which keeps oral bacteria from entering the cavity.
- Composite fillings are easy to prepare and apply.
Process of Composite Fillings
The procedure of applying composite fillings is straightforward and can be finished in one visit. Dr. Ghassan Mehtar will select the shade of the composite to use in the filling of your mouth. After this, you will be given a shot of an anesthetic injection to numb your tooth and the surrounding area. The procedure is then followed by ultrasonic scaling into your tooth enamel and removing the decay, after which the site is cleaned and dried.
Next, we will layer the composite material into the cavity of your tooth. Special laser light is utilized to harden the filling to set it before applying the next layer. After this, we will shape, contour, and polish your tooth. Lastly, we will check your bite to ensure that you feel comfortable after the restoration.
To learn more about dental fillings, visit our office, Capistrano Dentistry, at 32281 Camino Capistrano C-101, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. You can also reach Dentist in San Juan Capistrano CA at (949) 661-9119 and schedule an appointment.