Fillings and Core Buildups
Are you in need of dental fillings? Consider composite fillings from Apex Dental. This type of filling is made of durable plastic that is similar in color to natural teeth. Composite fillings can be used to restore damaged, disfigured, or decayed teeth. Because they look and feel like regular teeth, you’ll hardly be able to tell that they’re fillings.
To apply your dental filling, your dentist will place the composite material on your tooth in layers and use a special light to harden each layer. Next, he’ll shape the composite material so that it fits your tooth. Finally, he’ll polish your composite filling to protect it against wear and stains.
Composite fillings offer several advantages in addition to being less noticeable than other types of fillings. To start, they are compatible with sealants. This feature allows your dentist to perform all of the necessary filling procedures in a single sitting. Also, the sealant prevents any further tooth decay from occurring.
In addition, composite, tooth-colored fillings possess a great capability for bonding to the tooth structure. This helps to support the remaining tooth, to prevent breakage, and to protect the tooth against excessive temperatures.
While composite fillings may not last as long as silver fillings in larger cavities, they are equally effective for filling small cavities. If your composite filling wears out, it can be repaired by simply adding composite material in most cases.
The color of your composite tooth fillings may change slightly if you drink coffee, smoke, or eat foods that cause tooth staining. If you are concerned about this happening, simply ask your dentist to apply a thin plastic coating over your composite filling.
To find out which type of filling will work best for you, give us a call today. We’ll discuss your specific needs, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment for your dental filling procedure at Apex Dental.