When teeth decay, get cracked, or have old defective fillings, it’s vital to restore the hole left to protect the pulp and overall health of the tooth. At the office of Dr. Sattar, we offer composite tooth filling in Sterling, Virginia for cavities and damaged teeth.
While cavities are the most well known reason that people get fillings, other reasons include:
- Chipped teeth
- Spaces in between two teeth
- Teeth have been broken or cracked
- Teeth have worn down
What are Composite Fillings?
In the past, silver amalgam fillings were used to cover up teeth that were damaged. However, this material stood out and wasn’t very aesthetically pleasing. Today, we now have the option to use a composite resin that is tooth colored in order to perform the same function with more natural looking results. They are the preferred material for teeth that are more visible because they closely match the color of your surrounding teeth and are virtually unnoticeable.
While some composite fillings can last for years without ever needing to be replaced, they are not permanent. You may eventually need to replace them. However, the material is extremely durable and can produce long lasting results.
The Composite Fillings Procedure
Placing composite fillings is actually a fairly quick procedure and is usually done in a single appointment. We start by numbing the tooth. Then we will remove any decay and clean out the space carefully. If there was decay close to the nerve of your tooth, we will apply medication for extra protection. Then, we will apply the composite filling, shape it to the mold of your tooth, harden it using a special light and polish the tooth so that it looks completely natural.
Once the filling has been placed, you should continue to maintain great oral hygiene and take care of your teeth as you normally would.
Tooth Colored Fillings in Sterling VA
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, pain in your teeth while eating, or visual signs of decay, then call our office in Sterling VA at 703-450-9723 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Sattar will determine whether or not dental fillings are a good option for you.