Composite Fillings

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Composite Restoration

Even with regular brushing and flossing, tooth decay may still occur. When teeth have decay or are broken, in some cases they can be restored with a simple filling. Dr. Denison uses composite resin fillings or tooth colored fillings as they are durable and resistant to fracture from the stresses of chewing. Composite fillings offer aesthetic appeal and are a good choice for patients who prefer their fillings to look more natural.

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What to Expect with Composite Fillings

In most cases, composite fillings are placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Denison will remove the decay. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the filling is placed. The composite filling is precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function. It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

Benefits of Mercury-Free Fillings

  • No risk of toxicity or pollution
  • Tooth-colored restorations that are more esthetically pleasing when placed in the front or back teeth
  • High level of durability
  • Low potential for temperature sensitivity, expansion, or contraction
  • Ability to bond to the enamel

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