Composite fillings are very common today. This type of filling is used to repair a tooth that has been affected in some way by fractures, cracks or decay. The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed and then the composite filling is applied. Best of all, today’s modern dental composite fillings can easily be tooth colored so they are very difficult to detect. This is especially true when fillings are used for front teeth or more visible areas of the teeth.
It is important to note that composite fillings like many other types of dental restorations are not permanent in nature. This simply means that at some point down the road they may have to be replaced. That said they are very durable and long lasting and can easily last decades and in some cases a lifetime. There are several reasons why composite fillings would be needed. For example those with worn or chipped teeth may find composite fillings are the perfect solution. In addition, patients with decayed teeth, broken teeth are cracked teeth may require composite fillings. There are certain instances where a dentist is able to actually close the space between two teeth using dental composite filling.
This is not to be confused with dental porcelain veneers that serve a similar purpose but that are different in nature. Composite fillings are relatively easy to place and can be done in one visit to your dental care provider. This natural looking restoration bonds directly to teeth and helps to conserve existing tooth structure. Those wishing to preserve a beautiful and vibrant smile need look no further than the dental composite fillings that are widely available today. Talk with your dentist in Pinole, Dr. Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental today for more information on composite fillings.