Lots of people develop cavities due to poor oral hygiene and bacteria build up. Cavities occur when a tooth decays or breaks down. Cavities form into holes that expand and deepen over time. Plaque, which is a sticky and slimy substance, is the main reason why the teeth develop holes. When plaque forms on the teeth, the bacteria create acids that eat away at the outer layer of the teeth and eventually eat through the enamel. This is why the teeth decay over time. Fortunately, there are solutions to filling cavities, one of which is composite dental filling.
Composite bonding is a dental procedure in which composite resin sticks quickly to the tooth in order to improve the appearance of the smile. This procedure repairs chips, cracks, and broken teeth. It also covers stains on the teeth. If people would like to fill in the gaps in their teeth, this procedure can be used to do so. Dental composite material is a way to build, reshape, or change the color of teeth. This material can alter the way misshapen teeth look, like peg laterals, and fill in sections where cavities have been removed. This procedure gives an extremely natural look while restoring the teeth.
Composite fillings are beneficial for small- to mid-size fillings because they offer good durability and resistance that withstands the pressure of constant chewing. Fillings can be used for the front or the back teeth. These fillings take longer to place than metal fillings because the teeth have to be clean and dry while filling is taking place. Tooth-colored fillings are requested more by patients than metal or gold fillings. Fillings that blend with the color of one’s teeth are more natural and aesthetically pleasing.
Composite fillings are strong, but not as hard as metal fillings. These fillings are made from powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles added to a resin base. Once the tooth is prepared, the filling is attached to the area and a light is shone on to set it. The dentist will choose an appropriate color that matches the individual’s tooth.
Although cavities damage the teeth, a natural looking solution is available that will redevelop the teeth and prevent any further damage. Finding the right dental office that offers composite dental filling is the solution to gaining healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
At McBride Dental, we offer composite dental filling services to our patients who don’t want the metal or gold fillings. These fillings are used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. These fillings only require a simple visit to our office. Once we examine the teeth, we remove the area where the tooth has decayed and then we clean the area before filling. Next, we sculpt the filling to match the tooth’s original shape. Lastly, we cure the filling with a special light for long-lasting restoration. If you, or someone you love, is concerned about cavities, call 760-471-1003 to schedule an appointment.