There are many options available for you when you need to get a filling put into your teeth. One option is an amalgam filling. These are fillings crafted from types of metal and are noticeable when the mouth is open. The other is composite fillings, which are created out of a mix of plastics and resins—and they are barely noticeable when the mouth is open.
Composite Fillings Can Help Fix the Appearance of Teeth
Chipped teeth, gaps, cracks, cavities, too short teeth, all of these issues, and more can be fixed by using composite fillings. The unique mixture of materials allows the filling to be molded around and into the problem area before being ground down with our tools to ensure the perfect bite. Usually, we can even do the entire process within one appointment.
They can also be used to correct the color of discolored teeth. Sometimes, if the space within the mouth is small, teeth can become twisted and impacted because of their attempts to get into the same area. This causes them to rub against each other and results in discoloration. Composite fillings can be used to correct this color difference because the composite substance is adaptable in color.
Composite Fillings Save More Natural Tooth
Unlike other types of fillings, composite fillings are able to bond straight to the surface of your tooth. This means that there is far less tooth to be removed during the drill-out process of the treatment. However, this also means that your tooth may end up being overall less sensitive to the filling and aftercare since there is a smaller surface to be sensitive with. If you are interested in talking about your options for fillings or discomfort after getting them, reach out to us.
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