Composite resin fillings are a type of restoration used to “fill” in areas of the tooth that have been lost due to damage or decay. They are considered to be direct fillings, since they can be entirely fabricated inside the mouth. Composite fillings are fabricated out of dental composite resin, which is a highly versatile dental material that can bond directly with the enamel, is customizable, and is durable.
Did You Know?
Composite resin fillings are sometimes referred to as clear fillings, white fillings, or tooth-colored fillings. This is because composite resin can be customized to match the exact color of your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for a composite filling?
Composite fillings are a good choice for anyone with a small to medium cavity in their teeth from decay or damage who desires a natural-looking restoration that is easy to care for. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for a composite filling, schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions today.
What can I expect when having a composite filling placed at New York Dental Solutions?
When having a composite filling placed at New York Dental Solutions, you can expect that local anesthetics will be used to keep you comfortable during your procedure. Once your mouth is numb, our dentist will begin by removing any damaged or decayed tissue. Next, composite resin putty will be applied and shaped to match the surrounding tooth structure. Although composite resin is applied as a soft putty, it will be hardened in place using a special curing light. Depending on the size of the cavity, multiple layers of composite resin may be used.
What can I expect after having a composite filling placed?
After your composite filling has been placed, you will be able to resume your normal routine. There are no special guidelines to follow since the filling is completely hardened in place during your appointment. To care for your composite filling, be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and schedule dental exams at least twice a year.