Many people have fillings made from silver, or amalgam. While these are common options for fillings, there are better options out there for a few reasons. When other people see those old-style fillings, they are very easy to spot and they tend to be unsightly, as well. Fortunately, there is a better option today when it comes to taking care of cavities. You can use composite fillings and reap the benefits. These are tooth-colored fillings, which means they look much better. They look very natural, and that is one of the main reasons they are popular.
The resin in the fillings looks great. In fact, once it is added to the tooth, it will look just like all your other teeth. You will never have to worry about people looking at the silver in your mouth. The basic procedure for these types of fillings is the same as other sorts of fillings, for the most part.
The dentist will clean the decay from the tooth, make sure the enamel is dry, and will then use an etching acid on the surface. This will make the surface rough, which will make it easier for the composite to stick once they have added it to your tooth. Once the composite fillings have hardened, the dentists at Dayton Valley Dental Care can make sure it is properly shaped for your bite.
When you have a quality composite filling, it will not only blend in with the rest of the teeth, it helps to restore your chewing ability. In addition, the dentist will have to remove less of the healthy tooth structure. You will also find that the composite fillings tend to be less temperature sensitive than silver. There are plenty of benefits with composite fillings.