A composite filling is a tooth-colored mixture of glass and plastic used to restore cracked, fractured and rotten teeth. They are also used to cosmetically enhance the smile by changing the color of the teeth or re-configuring disfigured teeth.
Furthermore, there are many types of fillings available to you, each with their own merits and demerits. Always discuss with Dr. Hedgecock, the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings are the most widely used restorations to restore decayed teeth. Because they are tooth-colored, dental composites can easily replicate your existing tooth color.
Additionally, many dental restoration procedures such as composite fillings may someday need to be replaced. Dental Crowns are a typical solution when needing to replace a larger composite. Crowns are very durable and can last many years; giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile. To explain, The crown of a tooth is the part that is covered by the enamel. A restorative crown replaces your outer portion of the tooth to protect and strengthen your tooth/teeth. This protection is required when your tooth cracks or has its structure weakened by decay. In other cases, crowns are used as a final restoration for dental implants or abutment teeth when fitting a dental bridge.
Why use composite fillings?
- Chipped teeth
- To close the space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
Call Michelle Hedgecock, DDS to make your appointment today. We look forward to meeting you!