What Is a Composite Filling?
A dental filling is the process of removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling it with a dental material.
A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling and is used typically to treat small to medium cavities. Composite can be closely matched to your natural tooth color so it is not obvious that you have a filling present. Composite fillings are an option for treating front teeth because of their ability to blend with the natural tooth.
Am I a Candidate for Fillings?
If decay is present and the tooth is a candidate for a filling, treatment options will be discussed. There are times when an amalgam(metal) filling would be best for longevity. There are other times when composite is the best choice for the restoration. This will be determined at the office prior to the procedure.
The Filling Process
Composite material is a material that is plastic and hardens with a curing light. The curing light is a ultraviolet light that binds the material together. Composites are a great option and most commonly used in dental practices today. Composite material has come a very long way and at Goehring Dental we use the best materials possible.
Our Austin dentists will always do their best to make you an appointment that fits your schedule. Because our schedule fills up quickly we recommend you schedule treatment as soon as it is convenient. We are here to answer any questions you have. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions.
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