Composite Filling – A Natural and Attractive Option
Natural teeth are susceptible to decay. Poor diet, lack of dental hygiene, and insufficient dental care can lead to cavities and other common oral problems. If the cavities are caught early, you do not need to remove the tooth or get a root canal; you can opt for a composite filling instead. This treatment is effective, painless, and requires only one visit to the dentist.
What is a Composite Filling?
A composite filling is dental cement that is used to replace natural dental material that is lost during the treatment. Your dentist will remove a portion of your tooth and clean all lingering damage in order to eliminate the decay. This procedure can weaken the natural tooth and make it more vulnerable to decay. A composite filling replaces the lost material and strengthens the tooth structure. It also fills the cavity left behind by the procedure so bacteria and food particles have no room to settle in.
How is the Procedure Performed?
- Your dentist first removes all traces of decay and cleans the tooth carefully.
- The next step is to fill the gap created by the procedure will a special bonding agent. This agent will ensure that the composite filling attaches itself to the natural teeth.
- The dentist sets the bonding agent with a curing light before applying the composite filling and shaping it.
- This filling is also set and hardened under a curing light before the dentist cleans up the shape.
You can learn more about the composite filling process by watching this video.
Contact Brodhagen Dental Care in Green Bay at 920-499-2121 to learn more about composite fillings and book your consultation today.