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What to Expect When You Get a Composite Filling


Posted on 1/13/2017 by Allan Hablutzel
A patient receiving a dental filing.
Composite fillings are a great looking option when you have cavities in your teeth. They match the color of the natural tooth, and give you a natural appearance after the filling has been completed.

Composite fillings are easier to recover from than older styles of fillings, and they can quickly restore your confidence. If you are in need of fillings, you may want to find out if your dentist is able to provide these fillings for you.

Why You Want to Get Composite Fillings

Instead of having to be gentle on a filling for 24-36 hours after getting it like you used to, composite fillings only need you to be gentle for 2-4 hours following the filling.

They set up almost immediately, and are able to be used without much restriction as soon as your anesthesia wears off. You should still avoid sticky and hard substances for a day to help keep in in place, but that is just to be on the safe side.

Composite fillings are much healthier than many older types of fillings. Old fillings used to use chemicals that could hurt your health, but composite fillings are safely made. They have longer staying power than older fillings, and they are able to look totally natural once they are in place.

The next time you hear your dentist say that you have a cavity that needs to be filled, ask if you are a good candidate for a composite filling. Since most people are good candidates, you should hear a resounding yes!

Your dentist can explain any difference in filling procedure from your older fillings, and get the process started right away. Getting a filling no longer needs to stand out. Composite fillings give you the same gorgeous smile you have always had, just without the tooth decay in the cavity!

Please contact our office if you have any questions about dental fillings.

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