Composite fillings play a vast role in restorative and preventative oral health treatments. If you have a cavity, Dr. Cohlmia will likely use a composite fillings to fill-in the decay. Additionally, composite fillings can be used in cosmetic dentistry to cover gaps with bonding and porcelain veneer treatments.
Cavity Filling in North OKC
Receive a permanent tooth filling or a cavity dental filling to restore large decay. Dr. Cohlmia at Family Dental Center in OKC uses dental fillings vs. amalgam fillings because they are often less expensive for patients and easier for him to manipulate. Additionally, the composite filling, or the molding material, that your North OKC dentist uses blends in with your natural teeth. Yes, even if you have a cavity on the front teeth, you can have a natural, seamless smile with a composite filling.
Why Use A Composite Filling for Cavity Treatment?
Once decay has formed in your teeth, you need to place a filling into the area to stop the growth of the decay. If you do not treat a cavity, you can develop a large cavity that may need a root canal or tooth extraction to restore your oral health. The four main types of fillings are: gold fillings, composite resin fillings, Amalgam/silver fillings, or porcelain fillings. Most patients at our OKC dental office opt for composite fillings because they are less expensive than porcelain and gold fillings, they match the color of your natural teeth, and they can be formed to your smile in-office during one appointment.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Composite Filling
Composite fillings are not only used as a tooth decay filling, they can also be molded to fill gaps and broken or chipped teeth. This treatment is called dental bonding and this technique can also be used to design porcelain veneers. Simply, dentists refer to composite fillings in cosmetic dentistry as bonding because the chemicals in the moldable, plastic-like substance attach together to create a permanent hold. Some even say that composite fillings used for dental bonding is the most inexpensive and effective cosmetic dentistry option. Additionally, Dr. Cohlmia does not usually have to remove tooth enamel or use sleep dentistry during cosmetic composite filling treatments.