Composite Fillings by Dr. Nguyen
For patients who’ve suffered from minor damage to their teeth, composite fillings are an excellent, non-invasive option for restoring aesthetics and functionality to teeth. In Corona, Dr. Nguyen recommends this same day treatment option for patients who’ve experienced chipping, cracks, or are looking for cavity treatment. By the end of your appointment, you’ll leave with totally restored teeth and a stunning smile.
Like any other treatment option, composite fillings offer a number of benefits that may not precisely treat each individual’s needs. As a result, it’s important to discuss your concerns and goals with your Corona dentist prior to selecting treatment. While composite fillings are not a lifelong treatment solution, they are made to enjoy a long lifetime. Many patients prefer this solution to traditional amalgam or gold fillings because of their natural appearance. Thanks to the tooth-colored resin used to make this treatment, composite fillings are a great option for front teeth.
Who Should Get Composite Fillings?
Beyond their aesthetic advantages, composite fillings are a great option for patients who have only minor dental flaws. While crowns, inlays, and onlays can offer great coverage, they can unintentionally weaken otherwise healthy teeth. As this procedure can be completed in one appointment, it eliminates the need for multiple visits. Some of the conditions we’ve treated with composite fillings include:
- Worn teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Filling gaps between teeth
- Chipped teeth
Placing Dental Fillings
During the process, our Corona dentist will initially numb the tooth with a local anesthetic and get rid of all indicators of decay. When the tooth has been cleaned, Dr. Nguyen will prepare the region and apply the resin to the tooth. The material is then cured with a special light, shaped to fit the tooth, and polished to fit seamlessly in the smile.
In the days after receiving a filling, it is not uncommon for you to experience some sensitivity, especially when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. To protect your new restoration, we suggest avoiding hot soups or beverages as well as ice and other crunchy foods. These symptoms ought to subside inside a couple of days as soon as the new filling becomes accustomed to the tooth.
To speed along your recovery, your dentist will also give you guidelines on how to care for your new filling following placement. Maintaining great dental hygiene practices, eating habits, and going to your dentist will help ensure long-lasting results.
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Proactively treating cavities and other minor dental damage is an important step in protecting your overall and oral well being. To learn more about this restorative treatment, contact our Corona dental office and schedule a cleaning and exam with Dr. Nguyen today! We can help you preserve your smile, keeping it stunning and healthy.