Cavities, chips, and fractures occur on any tooth surface throughout the mouth. Composite filling material provides a versatile solution to many common problems. Blended into a prepared area, the composite polishes to a smooth, undetectable surface.
Untreated defects in the tooth, like small fractures or cavities, can lead to an infection that requires extensive treatment or even loss of the tooth. Regular dental visits help to catch them early.
In the past, metal filings were used to fix cavities, however it can cause discoloration or cause the tooth to fracture or break due to the wedging effect. White fillings, made of tooth-colored resins, are becoming more popular for their aesthetic appeal, especially in front teeth. They also allow dentists to preserve more of the natural tooth and restore the tooth’s shape.
After the decay is removed and the cavity is cleaned, the composite is applied then hardened. It is then shaped until it matches your bite and is polished.
To learn more about the possibility of getting dental white fillings, contact our dentists in Vancouver, WA.
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