When you need to have a cavity filled a tooth-colored (also called composite) filling will restore your dental health and beautiful smile in the most natural looking way. The professional team at Dr. Lim will keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process with warm blankets and neck pillows available to keep you cosy throughout the procedure.(708) 848-8237
If you have a cavity in one or more of your teeth then you need to get it repaired and filled as soon as you can to ensure that the decay is unable to spread and cause worse oral health problems. If left untreated you may need to have a root canal or have your tooth extracted.
By choosing a tooth-colored, or composite, filling you can have your tooth repaired to look as natural as possible. Unlike silver amalgam which was extremely common, composite fillings have a color extremely similar to the color of your teeth.
There is no need to be worried about feeling pain and put off a much needed visit to have a cavity repaired with a filling. Having a cavity filling put in is a routine and regular dental procedure that your dentist has a lot of experience in. You should never experience pain during it.
A local anesthesia will be administered in the gums around the tooth ensuring that your tooth is numb during the procedure. Your dentist will then get rid of the decay in the tooth before filling the hole with the composite filling material. You will be able to feel some sensation as these procedures are completed but you will not feel pain. Afterwards, your mouth will feel numb for a while as the anesthetic wears off.
There is no need to be concerned about the safety of tooth-colored fillings. They do not contain any ingredients that are a cause for concern and a safe and viable alternative to amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are made up of inorganic fillers, a resin matrix and coupling agents which create a durable, tooth colored material to safely restore any cavities in your teeth and keep your smile beautiful.
Though it was once the case that composite fillings did not last as long as amalgam fillings this is no longer true. New developments and technology in the materials used create a filling with a life expectancy very similar to that of an amalgam filling.
There are also other factors that may affect the life of your new tooth-colored filling, such as its position in your mouth and how strong your bite is. We will discuss this with you during your appointment and provide advice on when you should expect to have to replace it.
If you think you need tooth-colored fillings, phone Dr. Lim and book a consultation with him today. Get back your beautiful smile with an experienced doctor and in a comfortable environment.