Posted on 12/15/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
|Several decades ago, dentists had no option but to use metals to cover up a damaged tooth. Luckily, advancements in technology have led to the development of composite fillings that serve the same purposes but are more convenient and reliable. Here are four reasons why composite fillings are so popular across the globe.
Versatility and Strength
Apart from filling a tooth cavity, the composite can be used to repair chipped and even broken teeth. More importantly, the fillings chemically bond to the tooth, thereby strengthening it and prevent future damage.
Quick Turnaround Time
The other materials used to fill teeth cavities can take days or even weeks to harden and become functional fully. Composite fillings are made from a special material that hardens in seconds.
Less Drilling Involved
When applying composite filling, less drilling is required, that is, your natural tooth structure will not be altered. This is one of the main reasons why this procedure is painless and can be done in less than ten minutes. Also, conserving the tooth structure reduces the risk of gum disease and other related dental health problems that could arise due to bacterial infections.
Does Not Alter Appearance of the Tooth
The composite filling is white, and so it blends perfectly with the surrounding tooth structure. Concisely, nobody will notice that you have undergone the procedure unless of course to disclose to him or her since it does not change the appearance of the tooth in any way.
Finally, it is wise to consider the downsides of getting composite fillings before undergoing the procedure to avoid any challenges. Our team will help you understand how composite filling works and determine if it suits your needs and preferences. More importantly, we will give you tips on how to take care of the restored tooth after the procedure.