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Composite Fillings

At Tecumseh Family Dental, we strive to ensure that your composite fillings are strong, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing. We will carefully remove any decayed or damaged material from your tooth, and then fill the cavity with the composite resin material. We will shape and polish the filling to match the natural contours of your tooth, so it looks and feels just like a natural part of your smile.

Dental composite fillings

What are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are made from a tooth-colored resin material that is designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. They are an attractive and durable alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings, which can be unsightly and contain potentially harmful mercury. In addition to their cosmetic benefits, composite fillings are also beneficial for your oral health. They can help to restore the strength and function of a damaged tooth, and prevent further decay and damage from occurring.

Do I Need Composite Filling?

  • Dental composite fillings are widely used to restore teeth after the removal of dental decay.
  • Tooth fillings can also be used to repair chipped, broken front teeth.
  • To correct discolored teeth with white resin.
  • Cavity fillings can also be used to close small gaps between the front two teeth.

Composite Filling Procedure

Here is a step-by-step guide to what you can expect during the composite filling procedure at our clinic: 

  1. Evaluation and Preparation: We numb the area with a local anesthetic.

  2. Removing the Damaged Material: The decayed or damaged part of your tooth will be removed using a dental drill or other specialized instruments. We will take care to remove as little healthy tooth structure as possible.

  3. Placement of Composite Resin: The tooth will be cleaned and dried before the composite resin material is placed in the cavity. The resin will be carefully shaped and molded to match the contours of your tooth, and then cured with a UV light to harden it.

  4. Shaping and Polishing: We shape and polish the filling to match your tooth’s contours.

  5. Final Check: Our dentist will examine your tooth to ensure that the composite filling has been properly placed and that there are no rough edges or other issues that may cause discomfort or affect your oral health.

The duration of your composite filling appointment at Tecumseh Family Dental will depend on the extent of damage in need of repair and the number of teeth that are intended for dental filling treatment.

Benefits of Dental Composite Filling

  1. Natural Appearance: Blends seamlessly with your teeth, ensuring a smile that looks untouched.
  2. Strength & Durability: Crafted to endure daily activity, offering a long lasting solution.
  3. Safety First: Mercury-free, prioritizing your health and well-being.
  4. Minimal Tooth Impact: Designed to require less removal of your natural tooth, preserving its integrity.
  5. Comfort: Less sensitivity to hot and cold, letting you enjoy your favorite foods worry free.

 

Choose composite fillings for a smile that’s both beautiful and strong.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us at Tecumseh Family Dental. Our team of excellent dental professionals are here to assist you in your journey to better oral and overall health.

Or call us today to schedule your appointment: (519) 739-2227
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin material designed to blend seamlessly with natural teeth.

    The duration varies depending on the extent of tooth damage, but typically, our composite filling procedures can be completed in one appointment for a single filling.

    Our dentists numb the treated area with a local anesthetic, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure.

    We’ve seen patients that had composite fillings on for many years. However, their lifespan can vary based on factors like the location of the filling and individual oral habits. With proper care, they can last from 5-12 years.
    Maintain regular oral hygiene practices, avoid hard or sticky foods immediately after the procedure, and schedule regular dental check-ups.