Sometimes, no matter how well you brush and floss, you can develop a cavity. Believe it or not, you have options when it comes to fillings, and if you find yourself in need of one, you and your dentist can discuss which of those options will be the best for you.
One option is a composite filling. A composite filling is a mixture of resin and powdered glass. One reason so many people prefer composite fillings is because the material can be colored so that it matches the rest of your tooth, making it less visible to other people. For that reason, a composite is used for small to medium cavities that are in your front teeth and that will not receive a great deal of chewing and biting pressure.
Composite fillings take longer to place than other fillings since your tooth needs to be kept clean and dry during the process, and composite fillings are placed in layers to increase their strength. No fillings last forever, and your composite fillings will need to be checked at your regular dental appointments to make sure that they do not need to be replaced.
If you are suffering with a troublesome tooth and would like to know more about composite dental fillings, if it is just time for your routine cleaning and exam, or if you are looking for a dentist for your family, Dr. Sonney L Chong would be happy to visit with you. If you live in the Sacramento, California area, call 916-421-3057 to make an appointment at Sonney Chong DMD we look forward to helping you improve and maintain your smile!