Composite Dental Fillings at Bellevue Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI
White composite fillings are direct dental restorations, which means there’s no need for a dental laboratory, and the entire procedure takes place inside your mouth. During your appointment, you can expect your dentist to clean out the decayed tissue, clean the remaining tooth, and then apply the composite resin in layers, solidifying each layer with a curing light. The final layer is then shaped and polished to give you a smooth surface that mimics the rest of your natural tooth.
Composite resin consists of a ceramic and plastic compound that mimics the appearance of natural teeth. Composite fillings are not only durable, but they are also long-lasting. When taken care of properly and regularly checked by your dentist, composite resin fillings can last for more than a decade. To preserve your fillings, you must practice good oral hygiene and avoid foods or behaviors that put added stress on your teeth.