No matter the reason, most individuals will need a dental filling at some point in their lives, whether due to an accident, an injury, poor oral hygiene (which can lead to cavities and erosion of the tooth enamel), or just old age. We provide a variety of long-lasting and safe treatments, including composite fillings, as an alternative to typical metal fillings.
Composite fillings are the same as other dental fillings. However, what makes them different is their ability to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. They are made up of composite resin mixed with ceramic and glass.
People have different teeth colors for various reasons; some have colored teeth genetically, which cannot be reversed with any dental treatment. Some have yellow teeth due to smoking, caffeine, and other bad oral habits, while some people have clear white teeth with shine because of the good oral hygiene they practice.
The best thing about composite resin is that it is customizable to the natural color of the teeth, and this doesn’t look like an artificial filling.
Who can get composite fillings?
Having damaged or crooked teeth leads to difficulty eating and lowers confidence while smiling or talking. If the treatment does not happen on time, it can increase sensitivity, which damages overall health.
If you are planning to get fillings, composite fillings are the best choice compared to the other fillings that use colored metals. These blend in with your natural color and can be used for the front without getting noticed.
After-care for composite fillings:
Certain things damage the filling, and you may need to get a refilling for your teeth. Sometimes, if the treatment doesn’t happen on time, it may lead to serious complications damaging other teeth.
- Oral hygiene and diet:
Oral hygiene plays an important role in maintaining the composite fillings and how long they last. Brushing twice a day and regular flossing can help remove germs and leftover food particles, which make the fillings clean and leave no space for the germs to grow.
You must avoid anything hard and difficult to chew in the diet. Putting pressure on the fillings can damage the filling badly, and it may fall out. Watch out for sticky jellies, dry fruits, hard candies, etc., and ensure they do not touch the tooth with fillings.
- Teeth grinding:
Teeth grinding or bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth while sleeping. We are unconscious while sleeping and don’t feel the pressure on our teeth. It can not only damage the composite fillings but can cause also lead to damaged or crooked teeth. Wearing mouthguards while sleeping can help maintain the fillings without any damage.
Composite fillings are cost-efficient and last about 66 to 7 years. Taking proper care can increase the time. If you plan to get fillings, book your dentist’s appointment and go for composite fillings. Dentists always recommend these for broken teeth because of the strength and durability of the materials that make composite fillings.
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