Tooth Fillings are substances used to restore teeth following tooth decay or injury? They prolong the life of your natural teeth. Fillings fill in openings on a tooth after a cavity is removed or a crack has occurred. Fillings are made of various materials and have different strengths. Advances in dentistry have made fillings less obvious than ever before. Your dentist will help you select the most appropriate option for you.
Composite resin fillings are also referred to as “composites” or “filled resins.” They are made of resins and glass or quartz. They are used to restore small to mid-size spaces. They are best for places with moderate chewing forces. Composite resin fillings are made to match the colour of your teeth. They are barely noticeable.
Most fillings can be completed in one dental visit. You may need more than one appointment if you have several teeth on different sides of your jaw that need to be filled. Your dentist will apply your filling after numbing the affected area, removing tooth decay, and preparing the tooth. Composite resin fillings are applied in a series of thin layers and bonded to your tooth. Your dentist will check your bite pattern and adjust the filling as necessary to complete the procedure.
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