A Composite Filling, also known as a tooth colored filling, is often ofted used becuase the fitting can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite Filling provide good durability for small to medium cavities. The procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than yo uwould during an amalgam (silver) filling. Composite Fillings are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.
What Can a Composite Filling Treat?
1. Decayed tooth (i.e cavity)
2. Chipped or broken teeth
3. Decreasing the gap between teeth
How is it Done?
After your Bridgewater cosmetic dentist numbs the area will the filling is to be placed, they will remove any decayed portions of the tooth. A substance will then be applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond, then hardened and cured with a special light. Once this curing is complete, the composite solution is applied in thin layers to slowly form the completed filling. After the Composit has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished to ensure comfort and fit to your bite.
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