A composite filling, or tooth-colored filling, is a dental-grade material used to restore the shape of decayed or damaged teeth and to strengthen them. It is one of the most commonly used substances for fillings since they look similar to natural teeth and last for over a decade.
Dr. Christopher L. Louie, DDS, and Dr. Victoria Louie at Louie Family Dentistry in Fremont, California, offer composite fillings if a tooth has decay or damage or has suffered chipping or damage.
What Happens During a Composite Fillings Procedure?
The process of filling a tooth with composite material is relatively simple. You need to visit the Louie’s for an assessment, post which they will begin the treatment. You will be given a numbing agent to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
Next, our dentists will remove the damaged or decayed portion of your tooth. Next, he will clean it and remove the decayed parts.
After this, our dentists will fill the empty area with composite material and employ light to cure the filling before putting in additional layers. Next, he will use a shaping tool to shape your new tooth and match it with the surrounding teeth. In the last step, he will shape and contour the teeth before polishing them.
Once done, our dentists will examine your bite and ensure you feel comfortable in it.
How to Take Care of Composite Dental Fillings?
- You need to maintain a solid oral care routine every day to keep decay away and protect your composite fillings.
- You should clean your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss, and use a mouth rinse.
- You should visit our dentists at least twice a year.
- You should get preventative treatments.
Why Go With Louie Family Dentistry
As certified dentists with cumulative experience of over 30 years, our dentists pride themselves on offering patients the best possible care using the latest technologies available. Even as veterans, our dentists continue to dedicate time every year to acquaint themselves with new and upcoming treatment tools and processes to treat their patients better.
Learn more about composite fillings by getting in touch with our dentists or our friendly staff at Louie Family Dentistry. Give us a call at (510) 656-7778, request an online appointment, or visit our office at 41268 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 for a consultation now.
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