A composite filling is used in the repairing of a tooth that is affected by cracks, fractures or decay. That portion of the tooth that is decayed will be removed by Dr. Eifler and filled with the composite filling.
Composite fillings are often the most common type of filling used today because they are best at matching the color of your existing teeth. These are more commonly used because they are more aesthetically pleasing for use with front teeth or other visible teeth. Some dentists will use silver amalgam fillings as well.
It is important for you to understand that composite fillings are not permanent. They may eventually have to be replaced. This is true for most types of dental restorations. However, the composite fillings are durable and are expected to last many years. They will help restore your beautiful smile.
Dr. Eifler is trained and highly experienced in cosmetic dentistry of this type.
Most Common Reasons to need Composite Fillings:
We can usually accomplish a Composite Filling need in a single appointment. The dentist will numb your tooth area and remove any unwanted decay. We will clean the area thorough and prep it. In some difficult cases decay may form around a nerve. In these cases a special medication is applied for extra protection.
Dr. Eifler will then precisely place, shape, and polish the composite filling to bring your tooth to its original function and shape.
For a short time, you may experience sensitivity to cold or hot. After your tooth adjusts to the new filling this numbness should subside.
Our staff at AZ Valley Dental will provide you specific care instructions before you leave our office. Remember, practice good eating and hygiene habits to increase the life of your new filling.
Contact Dr. George Eifler and AZ Valley Dental today: (602) 956-2260.