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Composite dental fillings can often improve the appearance and effects of a visible cavity that has appeared on a prominent tooth, preventing changes to the cosmetic appearance and and additional tooth damage. We are happy to provide further information on composite dental fillings and what you can expect from their placement on a tooth.

Composites are tooth-colored dental fillings made from powdered glass and acrylic resin and are custom shaded to match the color of your smile. Yo could be a candidate for composite fillings if you have a small cavity on a prominent front tooth, as the filling material may not be durable enough to treat larger cavities on the back teeth. Placing composite fillings is often a longer procedure than other filling placements because it is done a layer at a time so that we can use a special light to cure each layer as it is placed.

Finally, we polish the filling to help it resist stains from food and beverages, though it’s important to reduce your intake of discoloring foods and maintain effective dental habits such as brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist twice a year in order to keep your filling in good shape for years.

Contact Pedar B. Didriksen DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 410-208-2900 today to learn if you should receive a composite dental fillings in Ocean Pines, Maryland, from our dentist.