Composite Fillings What Are They and Do You Need Them

August 16, 2019

Islands Pediatric Dentistry is here to solve all your doubts regarding Composite Fillings and why should one consider getting it done.

What Are Composite Fillings?

It is a filling that is tooth-colored. Mostly they are used to fix the decay that has caused the tooth damage. Composites are used in order to enhance the color and the shape of your tooth. They are made from a mixture of plastic resin and glass that create natural coloring of teeth. Mostly, dentists use them to fix medium-sized cavities that give you trouble while chewing.

What are the advantages of composite fillings?

First and the biggest advantage of getting it done is due to its cosmetic appeal. It looks weird if you get a filling done of some other color unless you can pull it off. When you get this done. You will not be able to tell the difference between a natural tooth and the treated tooth. These shades blend with the patient’s teeth as they are meant to and made that way. Also, when you use composites, it bonds to the surrounding tooth and supports the whole structure of your jaw. Composites will also protect your tooth from decay that can be caused by food, bacteria, and excessive temperature.

What are the other options for fillings?

If you are looking for another option to go for, you can go for an amalgam filling. It is made up of a mixture of metals like mercury, silver, and tin. It is a preferred option as it is faster and cost-effective to install.

Contrasting Amalgam with Composite Fillings

This technology is relatively new and unknown to people. It is preferred by many dentists along with Islands Pediatric Dentistry who believe that it is a stronger way of getting your fillings done. We need to install it when the tooth is completely dry and clean. The dentist will have to shape the later and match the bite in order to give you this treatment. It takes a little more time to place it.

If you are looking for a fillings treatment, make sure you contact the dentist near you for solving all your doubts