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Uses and Advantages of Composite Fillings

Posted by DR. HAHN on Feb 15 2022, 06:21 AM

We may have become the victims of tooth decay at any point in life. Fillings are used to repair decayed, cracked, or broken teeth with great aesthetic value. There are different types of dental fillings to treat decayed teeth. Out of these, composite fillings stand out with the best dental benefits.

A composite filling helps to repair decayed, cracked, fractured, spaced-out, or worn-out teeth. The decayed portion of teeth is removed and filled with a composite filling. They are durable and present you with a long-lasting smile.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings can be used in both front and back teeth. The dentist recommends composite fillings as the best option as it fixes a variety of cosmetic issues. Here are a few benefits of opting for composite filling as a dental filling.

  • Looks like natural teeth
  • Durable
  • Requires only one visit
  • Resists fractures
  • Least noticeable
  • Easily bonded with the teeth
  • Fixes chips and cracks
  • Hardens within a few seconds
  • Experiences fewer instances of tooth sensitivity

Composite fillings are made of powdered glass quartz, silica, or other ceramic particles. They are placed directly onto the tooth in thin layers, then shaped and polished. A curing light is applied onto the teeth to set it with the best results.

How Long Do Composite Fillings Last?

Composite Fillings may last for five to ten or more years with the right care and proper oral hygiene. Routine brushing and daily flossing prevent plaque formation and increase the longevity of your fillings. 

Follow regular dental visits to check whether the filling works properly and seek the quality of the filling. Cut down on sugary and acidic food which allows fillings to cause wear and tear faster. Seek professional dental help as soon as possible if a composite filling falls out.

Bottom Line in Choosing Composite Fillings

A composite filling is a trending option that is used as an alternative to an amalgam filling. People have developed their belief in composite filling due to their natural appearance and healthy smile. Also, they are long-lasting when compared to other dental fillings. A composite filling is composed of less amount of BPA and is safe while choosing the composite filling to restore the damaged teeth.

If you are searching for the best composite filling that strengthens your dental health and appearance, visit us at Marine Hills Dentistry, 1500 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003. Call us at (253) 839-2800 to book an appointment. 

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