Frequently asked questions about White Composite Tooth Fillings
Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team in Milton, Ontario, work routinely with patients to repair broken or damaged teeth. This includes tooth decay or cavities that can cause the development of deep holes in natural tooth enamel and leave the tooth susceptible to infection. At Scott and Derry Dental Care, we often recommend composite resin dental fillings for treating cavities. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions about tooth-coloured fillings for decay.
What are composite resin fillings?
Patients with cavities will need to have them filled to prevent the progression of decay and to protect the inner portion of the tooth from infection and further damage. Composite resin is a special type of filling that is tooth-coloured and blends in with the smile. It is placed into the cavity and cured/hardened with a special light before being polished to complete.
What is the difference between composite resin and amalgam fillings?
Composite resin is a tooth-coloured material made of plastic and glass fibres that are mixed with a resin. Amalgam fillings are made of mercury, silver, tin, and copper.
How long do composite resin tooth fillings last?
The life of a composite resin tooth filling can vary depending on how much stress it is subjected to. They may last anywhere from five to 10 years.
Are composite resin fillings safe?
No scientific evidence links composite resin fillings to any medical or health issues. They have been approved for use by the American Dental Association.
Can composite resin fillings be used on front teeth?
Because of their tooth-coloured appearance, composite resin fillings are often used for fillings on front teeth. They can also be used for fillings on back teeth as well.
Can a composite resin filling be removed and replaced with a different type of filling?
Yes, a composite resin filling can be removed and replaced with another type of filling if necessary. However, the tooth may require additional treatment before the replacement filling can be placed. You can ask Dr. Jameela Jifri and her associates at Scott and Derry Dental Care about the process of replacing fillings.
How do I learn more about dental fillings?
If you have been diagnosed with a cavity, it is important that you work with a restorative dentist to repair the tooth and protect it from further problems. Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team at Scott and Derry Dental Care in Milton, ON, can educate you on your options. Call (855) 438-4999 to request an appointment at 6521 Derry Road, Unit #7.
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