Dr. Naem is a cosmetic dentist in Pomona, NY who provides patients with composite fillings. A composite filling is a mixture of plastic, glass, and other materials that is used to restore the appearance and functionality of decayed teeth. Composite fillings can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. Because they are able to match the color of tooth enamel, they are most often used in the front teeth where they would be the most noticeable.
Benefits of Composite Fillings from the Cosmetic Dentist in Pomona
There are quite a few advantages to choosing composite fillings over other types of fillings such as gold or metal. These include:
Appearance : The color and shade of composite fillings can be made to match that of tooth enamel. This gives them a more natural appearance to be used in the visible portion of the mouth.
Support of the tooth structure : Composite fillings become chemically bonded to the tooth, providing further support for the tooth structure.
Versatility : Composite fillings can be used for more than filling cavities. They can also be used to repair chipped, worn, or otherwise broken teeth.
Preservation of tooth structure : Composite fillings require a smaller amount of tooth structure be removed than with metal or gold fillings.
Composite fillings are put in place in much the same way as a traditional filling. First, we numb the tooth to eliminate any risk of pain or discomfort. Then, the composite is placed in layers. Small amounts are applied and then hardened using a special light. This is repeated until the entire area has been filled. After all layers of the composite have been dried, we shape it to fit the tooth. Finally, the composite fillings are polished to become more aesthetically pleasing.
Following the operation you may experience some minor sensitivity in the area. However, this is only temporary. If have any questions about composite fillings, talk with a cosmetic dentist. Pomona patients may contact Dr. Naem to schedule a consultation today.