While no one likes hearing that they have a cavity, cavities are sometimes unavoidable—even people who practice diligent oral hygiene routines get cavities. When you have a cavity, Dr. Budhani will recommend a filling to clean out the present tooth decay and prevent further decay and damage to your tooth structure. Today, there are many options for the material used in your fillings, and one of the materials that Amazing Dental is proud to offer in composite dental fillings.
Why You Do Need a Filling
As your tooth decays, it creates a cavity in your tooth, hence the name “cavity.” It is imperative that you have all cavities filled properly to prevent further infection or decay. When tooth decay worsens, it can lead to an abscess, which is often very painful and can be dangerous and spread to other parts of the dental structures and tissues. Therefore, taking preventative measures is essential to your long-term oral health.
When you get a cavity filed, Dr. Budhani cleans out the decayed tooth structure to prevent further decay. This will also return your tooth to it’s original appearance and function.
What is a Composite Filling
A composite filling, also called a tooth-colored filling, is a durable filling that is made from a composite resin. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin can be made to match the color of your surrounding teeth, making them a great option for other types of repairs such as chips or cracks in your teeth and for small to medium-sized cavities. Because composite resin can be made to match the color of your teeth, it is often the desirable choice for cavities that are closer to the front of your mouth or on your front teeth.
At Amazing Dental, Dr. Budhani utilizes a type of composite resin that releases fluoride over time to help protect your teeth against further decay.
How The Procedure Is Performed
In the beginning of your procedure, Dr. Budhani will numb the area around your tooth and clean out all of the decayed tooth material. Following this, he will apply a material to the tooth that open the pores of your tooth to help ensure a strong, secure bond between the composite resin and your tooth. Once this material has hardened, Dr. Budhani will apply the composite resin to your tooth until it is filled in. Once the resin has hardened, he will polish and shape the filling so that it fits comfortably with your bite.
What Else Is a Composite Filling Used For
Part of the beauty of composite resin fillings is the varied applications of the material. Because composite resin can be made to match the color of your surrounding teeth, it is often a great option for people who are looking for minor repairs, or bonding. Dr. Budhani also uses composite resin for:
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Decreasing the gap between teeth
Composite resin is a very versatile material for dental fillings and minor reconstructions. Whether you need a cavity filled or a chip fixed, composite resin will safely and durably repair your tooth and protect the existing viable tooth structure.
At Amazing Dental, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible. Our composite resin fillings are designed specifically for you so that you can seamlessly, aesthetically, and safely repair and protect your teeth for a life-long smile you’ll be proud of. To learn more about what composite resin fillings can do for you, call Dr. Budhani at Amazing Dental today at (817) 484-5588 or request an appointment online.