Composite fillings are a mixture of plastic and glass that are used to restore decayed teeth that are caused by cavities. Composites can also be used to help correct cosmetic imperfections. By placing layers of composite onto your tooth, Dr. Janice Scott will use light to cure the composite and harden it. After it is cured, Dr. Scott will then polish the tooth to make sure that it is the right shape, size, and color.
If you are either currently in need of a new filing or if you want to replace your amalgam one, consider getting a composite filling. From their ability to blend well to having hardly any drilling involved, this article will discuss three benefits of composite fillings. Read on to learn more.
- They Blend
The biggest benefit of composite fillings is the fact that they can blend naturally with your existing teeth. Unlike amalgam fillings which are silver and tend to stand out, composite fillings will match your natural tooth color and make it almost impossible to spot.
- They Are Stronger
Unlike other types of fillings, composite fillings are adhered directly to your tooth which makes them stronger— meaning that you can enjoy eating foods like apples and taffy without you having to worry about your filling popping out.
- There’s Virtually No Drilling Involved
Dental drilling can impact the health of your other teeth and cause them to chip. Even though Dr. Janice Scott will ensure that any dental drilling won’t damage your other teeth, there is still always a risk of it happening anyways. However, with composite fillings, there is less drilling involved— which means less impact on the rest of your teeth.
It used to be that when you had a cavity, you had to sport an obvious metal filling for the whole world to see. However, with composite fillings, patients can seal off their cavity without having to worry about the aesthetic part. If you would like to learn more about composite fillings or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Janice Scott’s office today!