Protect Damaged Teeth with Our Composite Fillings by Our Colorado Springs Dentist
Having a cavity is one of the most common dental issues that patients run into, but it's also the most easily avoidable. Thankfully, our Colorado Springs dentist is here to protect your smile in every way possible and that includes composite fillings! When treating a cavity, we'll remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with a safe and efficient substance. There are a couple of options to complete a filling, but Gleneagle Dental utilizes composite material to match closely with the rest of your teeth to look natural while you smile.
A composite filling is also commonly known as a tooth-colored filling, matching the color of your natural teeth. They provide a reliable durability for small to medium cavities, protecting the tooth from further damage. With a composite filling, there is less of the tooth removed than there would be for an amalgam filling. Since this material is tooth-colored, they're well suited for both the teeth in the back as well as your front and highly visible teeth, as well.
What are Composite Fillings Used For?
• A decayed tooth, also commonly known as a cavity
• Restoration of chipped or broken teeth
• Decreasing the gap between your teeth
How a Composite Filling is Done
After Dr. Wonnacott numbs the area where the filling will be placed, we'll carefully remove the decayed portion. We'll then apply a substance to help open up the pores of your tooth for a stronger bond for the filling material. It'll also be hardened and cured with a special light to ensure stability.
Once this is complete, we'll apply the filling in thin layers to form the complete filling on the tooth. After the composite material has hardened, the filling with be smoothened and polished to be comfortable and properly fit your bite. That way, when you chew, talk and drink, you won't be able to notice the filling!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our Colorado Springs dentist, call Gleneagle Dental at (719) 488-2222 today.