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Composite Dental Fillings

Silver fillings were considerably more prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s than they are now. People may now use composite fillings, which are designed to appear and feel like natural teeth, instead of having a mouth full of visible metal fillings, thanks to current technology. Composite fillings are made out of a glass and silica filler combination and are often utilized on the rear and front teeth.

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Why Would You Require a Composite Filling?

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to treat a tooth that has decay, fissures, fractures, and other issues. The decaying or impacted area of the tooth will be removed, and a composite filling will be placed in its place.

Composite fillings are used for a variety of reasons such as for

  • Teeth that are chipped
  • Teeth that are worn out
  • Teeth that have decayed
  • For bridging the gap between two teeth
  • Teeth that are cracked or fractured

Composite Fillings vs. Amalgam Fillings: What's the Difference?

When offered the choice between amalgam and tooth-like composite fillings, most patients prefer composite fillings because of their natural look.

Composite fillings have a number of advantages, including:

  • Unlike typical silver fillings, composites have a natural appearance and feel.
  • Teeth that have been restored are less sensitive to heat and cold than teeth that have been amalgamated
  • Mercury is not present in composites.
  • They provide extra support by chemically bonding to the tooth structure.
  • Less tooth structure must be removed.

Earlier, dentistry sought to make tougher teeth by replacing broken or decaying teeth with extremely resistant and hard materials. However, by enabling further deterioration and fracture to occur, these stiff materials will lead to further degradation. Modern dentistry looks to nature for inspiration, always looking for materials that closely resemble the natural form and function of our teeth. This unique blend of art and science focuses on restoring the tooth's original function and internal structure. With composite fillings, the tooth is rebuilt in whole or in part using materials that react like a healthy tooth.

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Frequently asked questions

Who Will Require A Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Patients who have broken teeth, infected gums, or feel jaw pain, which is causing discomfort and affecting oral health, should contact their dentist to see if they are a fit candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
What Should I Expect In a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Mouth Reconstruction after thoroughly examining a patient as suitability for the procedure is on a case-by-case basis. However, if you have two or more of the following dental issues, you may require a full mouth reconstruction procedure.

Missing teeth due to decay or trauma, Broken or fractured teeth, Worn out teeth due to acid or tooth grinding, Receding gums or gum disease, Continuing headache, and jaw and muscle pain.
Dr. Amy's Experience With Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Khajavi has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction and helping patients attain healthy, confident and dazzling smiles. Dr. Khajavi has won multiple awards as a dentist, holds advanced dental degrees and also offers other major dental procedures including cosmetic dentistry, treatment for neuromuscular problems, dental cleaning, and TMJ.

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