Dental composite fillings, also known as teeth bonding, are used to stop further decay or deterioration of a tooth before a dental crown or tooth extraction is need. Fillings are a must if needed; keep teeth strong and are the least costly of all procedures needed to save a tooth.
REASONS FOR DENTAL FILLINGS
WHY COMPOSITE FILLINGS?
After numbing, Dr. Swonke will remove only the decayed area of the tooth. Once the decay removal is complete, he will test to make sure all decay is removed. The tooth-colored composite will be applied to the tooth and cured with light. The filling will be shaped, trimmed, and polished for aesthetics and comfort. If a temporary filling is put in place, you will need to be careful with it because it is not meant to last. If the temporary filling breaks you will need to call and make an extra visit to get a new temporary created.
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