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How Do Composite Fillings Work?


Posted on 9/5/2022 by Office
How Do Composite Fillings Work?Multiple composite filling layers are applied to your tooth. As the layers are gradually added, the hole will be filled. Our dentist may use UV radiation to cure the filling in place. Each layer quickly hardens, as a result, allowing the tooth to receive the next coating.

Composite Fillings Procedure


For a few hours following the filling, your mouth may likely feel numb. It is best to wait before eating until the local anesthetic wears off. If you do it that way, you will not accidentally bite your tongue or face. Composite fillings come in a variety of materials to help secure and protect your teeth from decay and damage. During your appointment, you and one of our dentists will talk about the best course of action for your case in order to ensure that you are satisfied with the course of treatment. Composite fillings remain one of the most widely used techniques for restoring teeth to their prior appearance, mostly because of their aesthetic advantages.

Importance of Composite Fillings


Similar to a routine tooth-filling procedure, our dentist will numb the area and remove any decayed or damaged tooth structure. In order to ensure that your composite filler is installed correctly, they will clean the area after that. Your filling is manufactured based on the shape of your tooth and the area it will be filling in order to ensure a precise fit. Your composite filling will look natural and function similarly to a healthy tooth once it is firmly in place. A composite filling could fulfill your need for a filling that looks fantastic. Additionally, it might prevent further dental decay from weakening your teeth. Composite fillings are durable and strong as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our trained specialists.
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