Tooth-colored Composite Fillings Scottsdale, AZ
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It is crucial to identify and quickly fill tooth decay as soon as it appears. Uncorrected signs of decay, including cavities, can lead to corrosion and the spread of bacteria. Long gone are the days of metal fillings. In modern dentistry, composite fillings are the new normal.
What is a Composite Filling?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored and use a composite resin to fill in identified areas of tooth decay. This composite material is composed of a powder made of glass and other similar materials set with a specially activated light. By using tooth-colored fillings, your teeth maintain their natural appearance while maintaining their strength and health. A dentist can use composite fillings in both front and back teeth.
Is a Composite Filling Right for Me?
If you need to correct tooth decay and maintain the natural look of your smile, composite materials are the way to go. Some Scottsdale patients have known metal allergies and may benefit from using a glass filling rather than metal.
What are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings have the unique ability to strengthen teeth through the bonding process, allowing you to maintain more of your healthy tooth material than metal fillings allow. Many of our patients prefer the color of composite fillings to other options as well.
What is the Difference Between a Composite Filling and an Amalgam Filling?
Composite fillings are made out of powdered glass and plastic resin rather than metal alternatives. However, composite fillings can take longer to place and have to be replaced more frequently. They are also slightly more expensive than amalgam fillings – although typically covered by dental insurance without issue. Amalgam or metal fillings are highly durable and affordable. However, they have a silver appearance, and many prefer the look of a composite material.
What happens when getting a composite filling?
When you get a composite filling, a dentist will numb your mouth and jaw with an injected anesthetic. If you require sedation dentistry due to the dentist’s stress or fear, our Scottsdale cosmetic dentist office can accommodate this request to keep you comfortable.
The first step to placing any filling is to remove the decayed tooth structure and to clean the remaining cavity. Once the cavity is decay-free and clean, our dentists will place resin in layers, hardening each layer before proceeding. Once each layer has been set, the fillings composite will be shaped and polished.
After your visit, you will be able to go back to work, eat, and drink. There is no downtime associated with receiving fillings. However, you may notice that your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures following your procedure – which is normal.
How long do composite fillings last?
Composite fillings usually last 5-10 years, which proper oral hygiene and professional cleanings. These fillings can fall out over time, but this is typically after years of use. Signs of extensive wear can be identified in our office with cleanings and dental exams every six months.
White Composite Fillings are the Best Choice for Your Health.
If you have a dental concern and suspect you need a filling to repair a decayed tooth – don’t delay. Contact Scottsdale Dental Solutions at (480) 536-9050 today to schedule your next dental visit. and Dr. Rajan Sheth for an appointment today.
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He focuses his scope of practice on comprehensive restorative dentistry with a strong focus on IV sedation, extractions, dental implants, dentures, bone reconstruction, and immediate teeth in a day dental services. Dr. Sheth has been routinely removing wisdom teeth from simple cases, to complex extractions.