What makes a composite filling different? Well, instead of being made from metals like amalgam, this option is metal-free and can even blend with your smile. Along with addressing tooth decay, we can also use the same material to correct minor cosmetic issues as well. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists talk about repairing smiles with composite fillings.
Treating Tooth Decay
If you attend six-month checkups as recommended, then we will likely uncover tooth decay in the earliest stages, before you experience any discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you have a cavity until the later stages, which means you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity and toothaches, which will grow worse as the cavity grows. Unless treated, the cavity could even become an infection that threatens the stability of your smile. If you experience persistent pain in one or more of your teeth, then contact our team today to undergo a diagnosis and discuss possible solutions. With a composite resin filling, we will remove the decay, clean the tooth, and apply the material in several layers. Then, as the filling cures under a light, we will sculpt it and complete the procedure with a thorough polishing. The decay is halted, and your filling looks natural.
Repairing Chipped Teeth
Composite resin can be shaded to match the color of surrounding tooth structure, making it a great choice for treating cavities. In addition, in a dental bonding procedure we can use the same material to address esthetic concerns, masking permanent teeth stains, closing gaps between the teeth, and even correcting minor damage. When we repair minor damage, we reduce the risk of cavities and infection, as cracks and chips could expose inner structure to harmful bacteria. Again, the procedure only takes one visit to complete!
Protecting Your Smile
When you have a cavity or minor damage, you know we can treat it. But what can you do to avoid these complications? Well, to stay cavity-free be sure you brush and floss daily, and be sure you see our team for routine exams and cleanings every six months. Cut back on sugary foods and drinks as well. If you play sports, always wear a mouthguard to help protect them from becoming injured and damaged. If you have any questions about repairing smiles or about preventive options, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Restoring Smiles?
We can help you continue to enjoy strong and attractive smiles for many years to come, which is why we offer durable and lifelike restoration options. To learn more about composite fillings then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.