When your tooth suffers from a traumatic injury or has a cavity, we may recommend a composite filling. These fillings are a mixture of multiple components and can be placed in the tooth to fill any cavities or cracks along a tooth’s surface. Composite fillings are also used to help recolor discolored teeth or add shape back to teeth that are chipped. Because these fillings have a range of color shades to choose from, they are capable of repairing both back and front teeth.
Composite fillings are often recommended to repair:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Misshapen teeth
We apply composite fillings in small layers to maximize effectiveness, and then, between each layer, we use a precise UV light to quickly cure the composite. As it cures, the composite is permanently set into place and shaped by the dentist to provide a better fit and feel in your mouth. After the composite filling finalizes with another round of UV light, we clean up the area by polishing the composite to prevent staining and extend its lifetime.
At the practice of Julie Herndon, DDS, we are dedicated to providing best-in-class dental services to ensure your oral hygiene and smile are the best they can be.
For more information on composite fillings or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (408) 867-3711.