Your teeth all have unique functions and needs that need to be addressed. For example, the pressure of chewing mainly impacts your molars and premolars, which need to maintain their durability to fulfill this role. Therefore, a cavity on these back teeth usually requires a strong dental filling made of amalgam, which is strong, though highly visible as well.
A composite dental filling is typically used to repair a small cavity on a prominent tooth to provide natural results.
Our dentist custom creates your composite filling and shades it to your tooth color by mixing acrylic resin and powdered glass. It typically takes longer to place a composite filling than another type of filling because we apply a layer at a time and perform a curing process in between. When determine if you would benefit from a tooth-colored dental filling, Dr. Charles Anderson typically offers this treatment to repair small cavities on teeth that don’t receive a lot of pressure but are very visible in your smile.
We also provide a polishing process to increase the natural appearance of the filling material and reduce the risk of staining. Consuming a lot of dark foods or beverages can still cause stains and may result in the need for a second polish. To provide dental filling care, brush and floss your teeth daily and maintain your regular dental checkups to keep your oral health in good shape.
Contact Anderson Dentistry at 843-884-2021 today if you would like to speak with our dentist about whether you need a composite dental filling in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina!