Composite fillings, also known as tooth colored fillings, are used to repair teeth that are affected by fractures, cracks, decay etc. A number of types of filling materials are available. Once you come to our clinic in Crossroads, TX for a consultation, we will discuss the pros and cons of each type and advise on the best options for restoring your teeth.
Tooth colored fillings, which are made of composite material, are the ideal choice for most people since they can be done to match your natural teeth color. Fillings may be used for one or more of the following reasons:
- Closing space between two teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Decayed teeth
Composite fillings are durable restorations and with the right care, they could last several years. Just like other dental restorations, they are subject to wear and may need replacement after a period of time.
Composite fillings can be placed in a single visit to our clinic in Crossroads, TX. We start by numbing the tooth to be filled and then removing any decay or damage. The space is cleaned thoroughly and prepared before placing the new filling. In case decay exists near the nerve of the tooth, medication is applied for extra protection. The composite filling material is then placed, shaped, and polished, to restore your tooth to its original function and shape. It is common to experience slight sensitivity after placement of tooth-colored fillings. It will subside soon after the tooth becomes used to the filling.
If you wish to restore your smile with tooth colored fillings, contact Cornerstone Dental Associates today. Call us on (940) 365-7665. We are located at 12000 US Highway 380, Suite 114 Crossroads, TX 76227.