Dental composite fillings in Addison, TX

Restoring Your Smile is Easy!

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Did you know that composite fillings are one of dentistry’s most commonly used restorative materials? At Addison Family Dentistry, we love making use of composite dental fillings because of how great they are at restoring damaged teeth, filling in cavities and cracks, and restoring the natural beauty of your smile! We recommend composite fillings to patients looking for a long-term solution to their dental problems. They are also an excellent alternative for those who want to avoid metal fillings. 


What Are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings used to repair small cavities and cracks in teeth. This filling is known to be more aesthetically pleasing and less noticeable than traditional amalgam silver fillings. They are also more durable and longer-lasting than other alternative materials!

The composition of composite fillings includes plastic and glass particles, which are bonded with a unique adhesive. This makes a strong, long-lasting material that can bring broken teeth back to their natural beauty. This filling solution also provides a wide range of colors to our team, allowing us to match your filling to the color of your teeth for a less noticeable finish.

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Unpacking The Benefits

Composite fillings are a popular choice for their ability to repair damaged teeth, fill in cavities and cracks, and restore the natural beauty of your smile. These fillings are long-lasting, providing five to fifteen years of use depending on how well they are taken care of, and are also an excellent option for those who want to avoid metal fillings. These fillings are also less noticeable than other options, which adds to their list of excellent benefits!

Making The Most of Your Fillings

One thing we can say for certain is that taking care of your teeth and gums is the only way to ensure that your dental work lasts as long as possible. Composite fillings have the ability to last up to fifteen years, depending on the frequency of dental appointments and the level of oral hygiene maintained. 

We recommend brushing your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled brush and flossing daily to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth. Visit our office regularly for checkups and professional cleanings. Doing so also helps us keep an eye on any potential problems that would shorten the lifespan of your dental restoration.

Avoid certain foods and beverages that could damage your dental restoration or cause your oral health to deteriorate. Smoking is also one of the most common reasons for oral health problems, so it’s important to avoid it as much as possible.

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What To Expect During The Procedure

The first step in the process is a thorough examination of your teeth. We will examine your teeth and check for cavities, cracks, and other issues that may require treatment.

Next, we will work with you to decide which filling is best for your needs. Our team utilizes direct fillings, which are applied directly to the damaged tooth, and indirect fillings, which are placed on the surrounding teeth.

Following this, your dentist will clean the surface of your teeth and apply a unique bonding material to the tooth. The tooth is then shaped and prepared for the filling material. Once the tooth has been prepared, the composite filling material is applied. We will then smooth over the filling and polish the tooth, leaving it looking as good as new!

The Risks And Side Effects

As with any dental restoration, certain risks are associated with composite fillings. The most common is that the filling might come loose or fall out entirely. This can happen if the dentist misapplies the filling or you do not care for their teeth and gums well. Our practice endeavors to complete quality fillings to avoid this, though, should you experience a problem with your filling, please contact our office for assistance. To reduce the risk of failure post-procedure, it is essential to maintain proper dental hygiene to remove plaque and food particles between your teeth.

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Visit Addison Family Dentistry

Keeping your smile bright, healthy, and strong is a lifelong commitment, and out dental office is here to help. If Addison Family Dentistry can make that process simple and stress-free for you, we will have accomplished one of our primary goals!

Our team actively collaborates with patient care to make our approach more personalized for everyone who visits, keeping more people happy. If you’r ready to learn more about our services or want to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

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