White composite fillings can improve the look of silver fillings and cover small cavities. They naturally resemble the color of teeth, making them a more desirable alternative to silver fillings.
What are composites?
Composites are toothlike fillings made to fill cavities, protect teeth from decay, and restore worn down fillings. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are created using various metals, giving them a silver look, composites are made from ceramic compounds and plastic. The materials used to make composites give them a natural tooth color.
If you are looking to restore your old fillings or protect your teeth from decaying, composite fillings could be the answer you’re looking for.
How do I take care of composites?
You can continue with your normal hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once. For best results, we recommend using products containing the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Good oral hygiene and a balanced diet go hand in hand. Try to stay away from sugary or brightly-colored food or drinks that can stain or damage your teeth or composite. Drinking plenty of water will help wash away excess food particles that can turn into harmful bacteria. Staying hydrated keeps the flow of saliva going at a normal rate to rinse away bacteria.
Brushing at least two times and flossing once is essential to your oral hygiene. Maintaining proper oral habits help give your composites a healthy environment to operate in.
Regular dental visits
It’s important to maintain regular visits with our team at Dental By Nature so we can ensure your composites are holding up well. We will also check to see if there is any signs of decay near your composite. Patients of all ages are highly encouraged to visit the dentist at least two times a year for a professional cleaning and checkup. We are able to detect issues far before a patient can.
Should I get composites?
It’s a great idea to replace or restore old fillings that show signs of wear. When your fillings become weak and crack, it can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth. Composites also have many aesthetic benefits; they are made to look like your teeth and are less noticeable than amalgam fillings.
The process for getting composites is fast and simple and offers many benefits for your oral and overall health. They are placed in as little as one visit. Dr. Becvar or one of his team members will provide you with the advantages and disadvantages of all your treatment options.
Our highly skilled staff at Dental By Nature is committed to giving you a reason to smile. We have been delivering radiant smiles to patients from Longmont, Mead, Niwot, Hygiene, and neighboring communities for over 22 years.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (303) 776-6021.