Can Your Cavity Use a Composite Filling?

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Every type of tooth in your mouth has a different job to do. Your back teeth are used for crushing and grinding your food to make it easier to swallow and digest. Because of that, they are designed to stand up to a great deal of pressure. On the other hand, your front teeth are designed for biting and are not built to withstand the pressure of chewing. If you develop a cavity on a front tooth, you should ask our dentist, Dr. Carey Norton about a composite filling.

Also known as tooth-colored fillings, composites are made of a combination of powdered glass
and resin and can be shaded to blend in with the rest of your tooth. Their inconspicuous appearance and the fact that they do not contain metal have made them very popular. While these fillings continue to improve and become stronger, it is still best to use them on a cavity that is easy to see when you smile and does not need to stand up under the pressure of chewing.

After preparing your tooth by removing the decay, our dentist will mix the right shade of composite. Then, the composite will be applied one layer at a time, with each layer being cured before the next one is applied. When finished, you will have a filling that is virtually unnoticeable to other people. Keep in mind that your composite filling is stain-resistant, but it can still be stained by dark-colored foods and drinks, so keep that in mind when you are making lunch or ordering dinner.

If you have a cavity that you think may benefit from a composite filling feel free to give Dacula Family Dentistry in Dacula, Georgia, a call at 678-268-6249. We look forward to seeing you soon!