Cavities are a common dental issue, both among children and adults. They are small pits forming on the surface of your teeth. Cavities are mainly caused because of decay in the teeth, occurring due to the acid produced by the bacteria and plaque in your mouth. The process also starts eroding the enamel of your teeth, hence leading to weak spots. When you do not address this problem on time, the condition worsens.
You can visit our dental clinic for a suitable treatment of cavities. We will recommend filling them with composite fillings.
What are Composite Fillings?
Dentists use composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings to restore your teeth affected by cracks, decay, fractures, or extreme wear. Although many types of dental fillings are available, composite fillings remain the most popular. It is because they match the exact appearance and color of your teeth, thereby making your smile look more natural.
Why Do I Need Composite Fillings?
There are many events where we would suggest composite fillings to restore the shape, size, and structure of your teeth.
- Composite fillings are used to restore chipped teeth and to close the excessive space between your teeth.
- They are also suggested in case of cracked or broken teeth.
- Composite fillings are widely used for decayed and worn-out teeth.
What is the Procedure of Composite Fillings?
The procedure of applying these fillings is straightforward. You do not have to keep visiting us repeatedly. We ensure that it is completed in a single visit only.
We will start with giving you a local anesthetic and then removing decay and infection from your teeth. After this, we will clean the space thoroughly and also apply a disinfectant. If the decay is caused near the nerve of your teeth, we will use a special medication to provide extra protection.
After this, we will fill the area with a composite filling, followed by shaping and polishing your teeth to restore their shape, structure, and function.
What is the After-Care of the Procedure?
It is normal to feel sensitivity to hot and cold foods after the procedure. Once your teeth acclimate to the new filling, the sensitivity subsides. We will give you all the necessary instructions to take care of your teeth. It is also essential to follow proper dental care hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth regularly and take care of your eating habits. We also recommend you to visit us regularly as a part of preventive dental care.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.