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Composite Fillings diagramatic representation at Agrasen Dental Wellness Center, Tri-Nagar
Things you may want to know about Composite Fillings

What are composite fillings?

Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations made of a blend of plastic resin and fine glass particles. They are used to repair and restore teeth affected by cavities, cracks, or minor fractures, providing a natural-looking appearance.

Why might I need a composite filling?

You may need a composite filling to repair a decayed or damaged tooth, improve its appearance, or replace old silver amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are versatile, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, making them a popular choice for dental restorations.

How is a composite filling placed?

During the procedure, the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, and the affected area is cleaned. The composite material is then precisely placed and shaped to match the natural contours of the tooth. Finally, it is cured with a special light to harden and bond the filling to the tooth.

Are composite fillings painful to get?

Local anesthesia is used to numb the area before placing a composite filling, ensuring you are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. After the filling is placed, you might experience mild sensitivity, which typically subsides within a few days.

How long do composite fillings last?

Composite fillings can last for several years, typically around 7-10 years or more with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. However, their longevity depends on various factors such as oral hygiene, diet, and the size and location of the filling.

Can I eat and drink normally after getting a composite filling?

Yes, you can eat and drink immediately after getting a composite filling. Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings harden instantly, allowing you to resume your normal diet and activities without any restrictions.

Are composite fillings noticeable?

Composite fillings are designed to match the color of your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible. They blend seamlessly with your smile, providing a more aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Can composite fillings be used for front teeth?

Yes, composite fillings are an excellent choice for front teeth or visible areas of the mouth. Their ability to mimic the natural color and structure of teeth makes them ideal for cosmetic restorations.

Are composite fillings safe?

Yes, composite fillings are considered safe and widely used in dental practices. The materials used in composite fillings are biocompatible and do not contain mercury, making them a preferred choice for dental restorations.

How do I care for composite fillings?

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, is essential for the longevity of composite fillings. Avoiding excessive force when biting and chewing hard foods will help preserve the integrity of the fillings.

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