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Parliament Hill Dental
If you are looking to repair a decayed, chipped, broken, or fractured tooth, have you ever considered composite fillings? A composite filling is a natural-looking tooth made from a plastic and glass mixture that can be used to restore the function of damaged teeth and blend in perfectly with your natural teeth.
There are two types of composite fillings:
Direct Composite Filling or Bonding: In this case, our team would repair a damaged tooth by applying the tooth-colored resin to the specific area and then set the material in place using a special light.
Indirect Composite or Porcelain Inlay: These fillings are usually used to repair teeth located at the back of the mouth and the procedure often requires two visits at our Ottawa dentist office. To guarantee strength and durability, the white filling is pre-fabricated in a lab and put into position during the second visit.
Maintenance of Composite Fillings
Composite fillings require maintenance, therefore, practicing good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing is key along with a well-balanced diet and minimal sugar intake. Being mindful of not biting into hard objects that can chip or cause damage to your composite filling is also very important. Coffee, tea, or red wine intake should also be kept to a minimum in order to prevent staining.
Contact Parliament Hill Dental today! Depending on your life habits, your composite filling could last anywhere from three to ten years before needing another repair or replacement.
What are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?
People often prefer composite fillings instead of silver or metal fillings since they typically last longer, offer good durability and resistance and can be used on either the front or back teeth. They have now become the first choice of patients looking for natural-looking fillings because of their clear cosmetic benefits.
Benefits of composite fillings:
- Aesthetics – Composite fillings look like a natural tooth
- Support – Composite fillings bond can offer support to a tooth weakened by decay.
- Thermal Stresses – Composite fillings offer insulating protection against temperature changes
- Durable – Composite fillings are durable and resistant to fracture
- Versatile – Composite material can help repair chipped, broken, or worn teeth
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