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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored FillingsA tooth colored, or composite, filling will repair teeth that are cracked, broken or fractured. The damaged portion of the tooth is removed by the dentist and the composite filling is then placed within the tooth. You will want to discuss with your dentist the best type of filling to use for your particular dental needs, as there are different fillings available.

Composite fillings are widely used and are very popular. They restore the tooth to a natural appearance and do not show at all, since they are made to match the color of the tooth. This is especially important for front teeth so that no filling will be visible.

Porcelain tooth colored fillings are very durable and will last for many years. But, in time, they will need to be replaced, as is the case with many dental restorations.

If your silver fillings are ruining your smile, make an appointment at Northridge Dental Group to replace them with tooth colored fillings and see how brighter your smile becomes.

Composite fillings are used to restore chipped, broken or cracked teeth. They are also used to restore decayed teeth or teeth that are worn out. And if there is gapping between any teeth, especially in the front, composite fillings will nicely fill in the space, thus resolving that particular dental problem.

A composite filling can usually be placed in one dental visit. Your dentist will remove any portion of the tooth that is damaged and/or decayed, thoroughly clean the tooth and prepare it for the filling. Any decay near the tooth nerve will require the placing of medication for full protection of the tooth. Then the composite filling will be placed in the tooth. Your dentist will do whatever shaping and polishing is necessary so that the filling will be a proper fit and will blend in completely with the tooth itself. Your smile will be restored, and no one will know that there is a filling in the tooth because it will not be obvious.

Immediately after the placing of your composite filling, you may feel a little bit of sensitivity to heat and cold. This is normal and will subside when the tooth has had an opportunity to adjust to the filling.

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