Our team at Pedar B. Didriksen DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to utilize composite fillings for many reasons, and one of those reasons is to give you the natural look you want after a dental restoration.
A composite filling in Ocean Pines, Maryland, is made of a tooth-colored material and is used to repair chips, cracks, and fractures. It is also used to fill a tooth after an operation. This product is an option that looks completely natural and keeps our patients comfortable and safe.
Many people prefer composite fillings because they avoid having silver amalgam fillings. This is because silver amalgam fillings are made of mercury, and many people believe mercury is harmful to their health. We never want to make our patients unsafe or uncomfortable, which is why we provide this option. We care for you and your well-being, and we are willing to do whatever we can to make sure you are completely taken care of.
The process of placing a composite filling first involves Dr. Pedar Didriksen numbing your tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once the mouth is numb, he will use a drill or laser to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Then, he will thoroughly clean the tooth, making sure the tooth is completely free of harmful substances. Then, your dentist will fill your tooth, layer-by-layer, with the composite filling. The material will then be trimmed and shaped to fit perfectly with your bite.
For more details on composite fillings, call us today!