If you have teeth that have been affected by cracks, decay, or fractures, our Hermitage dentist can use composite fillings to restore your teeth. The process consists of removing the damaged part of the tooth and replacing it with composite filling to protect your smile from further complications. By the end of your visit, you’ll leave our Hermitage office with fully restored teeth and a beautiful smile.
Like most cosmetic treatments, composite fillings have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it’s important to consult with Dr. Spadafora to decide if they’re the best treatment option for your smile.
Although composite fillings are tooth colored, making it easy for them to blend in with your natural teeth, they are not permanent and will eventually need to be replaced. However, they are durable and can last several years if properly cared for. Composite fillings can restore damaged teeth in a quick and easy procedure and result in a natural looking smile that is more aesthetically pleasing when on display.
Why Should You Get Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are a great choice if you are looking for an affordable, minimally invasive treatment option to help restore the function and appearance of your teeth. With composite fillings you’ll see immediate and durable results that will dramatically improve the aesthetic look of your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful smile you’ll love.
Composite fillings are great for:
- Worn teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Closing space between teeth
- Chipped teeth
How Are They Placed?
As composite fillings are minimally invasive, Dr. Spadafora is usually able to restore your smile in just one visit to the office.
During your visit, our Hermitage dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth and remove all signs of decay. The tooth will then be cleaned before Dr. Spadafora prepares the area for treatment. Once the tooth is ready, our Hermitage dentist will use a tooth colored resin to fill the area. After the filling has been cured, any excess material will be removed and the tooth will be polished as a finishing touch.
Following the procedure you might experience some sensitivity, especially when eating or when the tooth is exposed to extreme temperatures. We recommend avoiding hot soups or beverages as well as ice and other crunchy foods for a few days until the symptoms subside. Once your tooth has become accustomed to the restoration you will be able eat normally without discomfort.
To ensure the long-term success of your composite filling, Dr. Spadafora will provide you with instructions on how to care for your new restoration after the procedure. Maintaining good dental hygiene practices, eating habits, and visiting your dentist frequently will all help your composite filling last and remain healthy.
Need a Filling? Visit Dr. Spadafora Today
Early treatment of cavities and other cracks in the teeth are key to protecting your smile against long term damage. To learn more about how composite fillings can help, call our Hermitage dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Spadafora. We look forward to helping you keep your smile beautiful and healthy for years to come.