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Couchman Family Dentistry for Composite Fillings

Couchman Dental: About Composite Fillings

 

If you have a tooth that is suffering from cracks, decay, fractures, or worse, a tooth-colored or composite filling may just be the solution. With the help of our professionals, the affected or decayed portion of your tooth will be expertly removed and filled with a tooth-colored filling.

Although there are a variety of materials available for your fitting, there are a variety of disadvantages and advantages to each. For this reason, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our dentist to discuss the various options and which is the most beneficial for your needs. You may be interested to know that, in addition to silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are some of the most widely used in today’s world. This is because they are tooth colored and can be customized to match the existing teeth. So if you’re looking for an aesthetic solution to your filling needs, contact us about composite fillings today.

As is the case with many dental installments, composite fillings have the potential to wear and may need eventual replacement. When you find yourself in need of a repair or replacement for your composite filling, make sure to contact Couchman Dental

You may decide to go with composite fillings for any of the following reasons:


  • Worn teeth.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Broken or cracked teeth.

In most cases, composite fillings can be placed in one appointment. First, the dentist will numb the tooth and remove any decay. Then, the area will be prepared and cleaned before the new filling is installed. If the decay is located close to the tooth’s nerve, the dentist will apply a special medication for protection. Finally, the filling will be installed and polished—with special shaping tools used to restore your tooth to its original function and shape.

Following the procedure, you can expect to experience mild sensitive to cold and hot—but this will subside quickly. Also, it is important for each patient to follow the care instructions provided by the dentist. By adhering to the recommended dental visits, eating habits, and hygiene practices, you can ensure the long-life of your filling.

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