A dull smile can affect one’s smile and ruin its essence and beauty. Cosmetic Dentistry now provides patients with composite or tooth-colored fillings to cover teeth that have been damaged by fractures, cracks, or even decay. The filling is more or less the color of natural teeth as it comes from composite material making the perfect remedy to restore the smile.
What are Composite Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings or composite fillings are synthetic resin material are both a restorative as well as a cosmetic solution to repair damaged teeth. The damaged portion of teeth will be cleansed, and decay (if any) will be removed. Later, the cleaned out part will be replaced or filled with the material to restore the aesthetics of the smile.
Why choose composite fillings?
There are several types of fillings available each of which contributes to its purpose. A composite filling is recommended above the rest as it closely matches the shade of natural teeth. This can be more aesthetically suited for the more visible areas of teeth. Composite fillings serve many purposes. Here are a few:
- Covers cracked or chipped teeth.
- Closes gaps between teeth.
- Repairs decayed teeth.
- Restores worn out teeth.
- Enhances the appearance of the smile.
- Provides stability and durability
What is the procedure that is involved in getting composite fillings?
A composite filling can generally be placed in one visit. Initially, the dentist would perform an extensive oral examination to understand the depth of the damage. As the procedure begins, the tooth is made numb, and the dentist removes any signs of decay from teeth. The cavity will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared before placing the filling. After cleaning off the cavity, the composite filling will be carefully set and polished restoring the functionality and appearance of teeth.
After placing the filling, the dentist would advise on aftercare tips to ensure that the new set of teeth is appropriately maintained and taken care of.
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