Many people develop cavities at some point in their lives. Years ago, the standard solution for filling cavities was to use metal fillings. However, today, composite resin fillings blend in and look just like your natural tooth. These fillings are more appealing and last longer and are more durable for the patient. If you require a filling, ask your dentist about composite resin fillings.
If you visit your dentist and they determine that you need fillings for cavities in your teeth, you may want to choose composite resin fillings. Most dentists use composite resin fillings as their standard solution for filling cavities. This is because traditional metal fillings are very noticeable compared to composite resin.
If the dentist determines you need composite resin fillings, they will schedule a separate appointment to complete the procedure, which only takes an hour or two. They will prepare the area and ensure it’s clean. Then the dentist provides a numbing agent for patient comfort during the process. The dentist removes the decay from the cavity and then places the composite resin in the area. They then cure and harden the resin with a special light. Once the procedure is complete, you can eat and drink as you usually would. Be sure also to follow a good oral hygiene routine to avoid any new cavities.
If you want to learn more about receiving a perfect dental filling from a reputable dentist, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Sanjay Dhir at Dhir Dentistry, serving San Diego, California. Call (858) 358-5801 to schedule an appointment for services or to ask about availability from one of our friendly team members. They can also provide details about our services, payment options, insurance we accept, and new patient protocols.
We look forward to providing you with the essential dental services you need to maintain your health and a beautiful smile.