The build-up of plaque produces cavities in your teeth and if left untreated can lead to tooth decay and other dental issues. At LifeSmiles Dentistry in West Lafayette, Indiana, our dentists can help restore the beauty of your smile by repairing any tooth that has suffered decay, fractures, cracks, etc. There are many materials that can be used for tooth fillings, such as silver, porcelain and composite resins.
Here at LifeSmiles Dentistry, our dentist can provide you with a composite resin that not only can solve your dental issues but also give your teeth a natural look. Our practice also offers to change your older crowns or bridges for new ones made out of state-of-the-art materials that makes your teeth stronger and gives you a beautiful natural smile.
When a tooth has cavities or a fracture or crack, it can be repaired by carving out the cavity and using a composite resin to fill it in. While these composite fillings are strong, they are not permanent and may need replacement once the filling has worn out to keep the tooth protected and looking good. By using the composite resin, dentists cannot only repair your tooth but also maintain the natural color of the tooth and restore the natural look to your smile.
When is composite resin needed?
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Worn teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Fillings for cavities or tooth decay
The procedure for placing composite fillings is usually very simple and does not require a long time. Your dentist will numb the tooth before it is thoroughly cleaned. Once all the decay is removed from the tooth, the tooth is cleaned again and prepared for the filling. If there is infection or the level of decay is severe, medication will be administered to the nerve of the tooth to avoid further damage. The composite filling is the applied and shaped to the size and form of surrounding teeth to give it a natural look. To finish the procedure the tooth is polished to obtain that shiny look of natural teeth.
After the procedure, you might experience some increased sensitivity to hot and cold but it is normal. Once the tooth gets used to the filling, the sensitivity will disappear. Your dentist will provide you will instructions on how to take care of your filling. Practicing good oral hygiene and eating habits will protect your teeth and will maintain your tooth filling in a good state.
If you need a dental filling or are looking for natural looking treatments, call our offices in West Lafayette, Indiana, today to schedule an appointment and talk to our specialists and restore the natural look to your smile!
At LifeSmiles Dentistry, your oral health and beautiful smile is our main priority. We strive to provide the best dental care possible in a relaxed and friendly environment to the people of Lafayette, Indiana. Call us today for an appointment or to ask about our services.