If your tooth suffers a traumatic injury, accident, or cavity, we may recommend a composite filling. These fillings are a mixture of multiple components and can be placed in a tooth to fill any cavities or cracks along a tooth’s surface. Composite fillings are also used to help recolor or reshape teeth and can be used to repair front or back teeth.
We may recommend composite fillings for:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that need to be reshaped
Composite fillings are applied in small layers to maximise effectiveness and between each layer we use UV light to cure the composite on site. As it cures, the composite is permanent set and shaped by a dentist to provide a better fit and feel in your mouth. At the end of the procedure, we will set the last layer with UV light and clean the surrounding area by polishing the composite to prevent staining and to extend its lifetime.
For more information on composite fillings or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (407) 682-5757.