What Makes Composite Fillings So Beneficial for Your Teeth?
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Dr. Leo Townsend, DDS
Are you in need of a dental filling but don't want a bulky piece of metal in your mouth? If so, you are in luck. Composite fillings are more popular than ever and offer you many wonderful benefits.
Less Drilling One of the best parts about a composite resin filling is that it requires less drilling than traditional varieties. Metal fillings require a significant portion of the he natural tooth to be removed, which could weaken the overall structure. Composite fillings require less tooth removal, and once the filling is bonded, it leaves you with a stronger overall tooth.
Less Chair Time Another benefit of a composite filling is that they harden quickly, which leaves you with less time in the dental chair. This is especially beneficial if you suffer from dental anxiety or any type of fear about being in the dental chair.
Fix Broken Teeth
Composite resin also has uses other than filling a cavity. This material can fix cracks and chips in the teeth. It offers quick bonding, and it is highly durable. Plus, composite resin is the same color as the teeth, which makes it ideal for repairing visible teeth. No one will even know that your tooth has been repaired with composite resin.
Repairable If you have composite fillings or get them in the future, know that they can be repaired if necessary. If we notice that the structure has started to degrade due to grinding or trauma, we will be able to clean the area and fix the filling. With traditional metal fillings, it isn't as easy to repair a filling that has been damaged, and a full replacement may be required, which further compromises the structure of the tooth.
Are you interested in learning more about composite resin fillings? If so, give our office a call today.
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