A composite filling is a resin-based material commonly known as a white filling or a tooth colored filling. It is used to restore cavities in teeth and because of its color it can be used for cosmetic improvements. It is one of the many cosmetic dentistry services we offer.
The five most commonly used filling types are composite, amalgam, gold, porcelain and glass ionomer.
A composite filling uses a technique called bonding to adhere to your natural tooth. Sometimes, if the cavity is small, no anesthetic is needed. However, in most cases, your dentist will administer anesthetic so you are comfortable during the procedure.
Steps of Placing a Composite Filling:
After a composite filling is light cured it is the hardest it will be, and once the anesthetic wears off you can go back to chewing normal and no extra precaution is needed.
If you live in the Broomfield area and are in need of fillings or any other dental services, turn to Clear Dental Studio. Dr. Martha Ha and her team of dental specialists are known for performing exceptional dental work for the residents of Broomfield and beyond and can do the same for you! Whether you need cosmetic, restorative, preventative, or surgery-oriented dental services, the choice is Clear. Call now or book online to schedule an appointment at our office in Broomfield.