Composites in Point Pleasant
At our practice, we understand the importance of preserving the natural look of your teeth. This priority is why we offer composites as an option for filling cavities. Composites create a tooth-colored appearance while protecting your tooth from further damage.
Composites are a dental resin that quickly bonds to your tooth, making it an ideal option for a cavity filling. A benefit of composite material is that they require less of the unhealthy part of the tooth to be removed to seal to the tooth.
Composites are commonly used to fill in minor damage or tooth decay. After removing the decay, your dentist will place an adhesive on the tooth, followed by thin layers of the composite. To harden the material, the dentist uses a special light. Though the hardening process is short, the overall process for composites may take longer than other cavity procedures to allow it to properly bond with your tooth. Most patients find the process to be well worth the wait to keep a natural and bright looking smile.
Patients prefer the natural look and feel of composites that last for an extended period. We desire to restore patients' teeth with a natural look whenever possible to help patients have a bright and confident smile.
Patients are encouraged to brush, floss, and rinse with mouth wash regularly to help prevent cavities over time. Overall, the brightest, natural-looking smile is a cavity-free smile.
If you feel you may be a candidate for composites, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with restoring your bright, natural-looking smile for long term oral health.