Composite Fillings in Las Vegas, NV
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What Are Composite Fillings?
Dental cavities are created when bacteria attack your enamel. In the past, cavities were treated with an amalgam material, which is a mixture of different metals, like mercury or silver. Now we know that amalgam fillings do not adhere very well with the teeth and the mercury may be hazardous to your health. At Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV, our dentists use tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. They also can take out metal fillings and replace them with composite resin fillings for a safer and better-looking treatment for cavities.
What to Expect with Composite Fillings
Composite resin tooth-colored fillings usually fill in the decayed area once it's been cleaned out by one of our dental experts. Composite resin is a versatile material that may be used to treat other problems with your teeth, such as chips or wear on the enamel by teeth grinding (bruxism). Since the composite resin is colored to match your natural teeth, fillings may be placed on both the front and back teeth for a great appearance. Getting a filling with composite resin at Elegant Smiles is typically an easy treatment. The treatment area will be numbed to help you feel more comfortable. Stronger forms of sedation may be discussed for any fears or anxieties to help keep you relaxed during the procedure. After you're prepared, the affected enamel can be treated using a special drill that we will select based on where the cavity is located and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is treated and the area is disinfected, the area will be replaced with the composite resin and hardened. You should be able to return to your day after your composite filling is done, but you might notice a sensitivity to cold and hot foods and beverages for a few days. You can use over-the-counter pain medication to treat any discomfort; however, you should not have any major problems. If after a few days the filling feels high or uneven, please contact our office. Your tooth-colored filling should be cleaned by following a normal home oral care routine with daily brushing and flossing. At your annual exam, our dentist will check your filling to decide if it should be repaired or replaced at any point.
Composite Fillings Reviews
Updated review : had to go in and get my work done the other day .. needed to replace several fillings (some were very old and large ) I was pretty anxious since it’s been so long since I had to have work done . Dr. Phan and Marisol did a great job making me feel comfortable and Dr. Phan gave amazing shots NO PAIN AT ALL during my appt . So thrilled that I can share it was a really good experience and again would highly recommend this practice for your dental needs !
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Protecting Your Oral Health
Cavities may begin as a small issue, but it's crucial to have them fixed before they become a big issue. At Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV, cavities can be corrected with tooth-colored or composite fillings. We will match the shade of your teeth so you get a healthy, beautiful smile. If you suspect you or a family member has a cavity, contact our office to make a dental exam with one of our doctors. If you have amalgam (silver) fillings, talk to our team about having them taken out and replaced with composite resin.