Composite Dental Fillings 101

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If you have tooth decay, our dentists may place a dental filling in Boise, Idaho, to restore the tooth. Drs. Fethke, Kooyman, and Larson will remove the decay and then fill the area with the filling material. At our dental office, we offer composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored.

What are the Benefits of Composite Dental Fillings?
Composite dental fillings have many advantages to you and your smile. In addition to being used to treat tooth decay, composite fillings can be used to repair broken, chipped, or worn down teeth. The shade of the filling material can be matched to that of your natural teeth. Because of this, they are very aesthetic. Composite fillings are a good choice for the front teeth. Composite fillings bond to the structure of your tooth, which provides greater support for the filling.

How is a Composite Filling Placed?
First, our dentists will remove the decayed part of the tooth. The area is probed and tested to make sure that all of the decay has been removed. Drs. Fethke, Kooyman, and Larson will then clean the area of all bacteria and debris. The composite filling is then placed in layers. A special light is used to cure, or harden, each layer as it is placed. After the filling is in place, our dentists will shape the filling, trim off any excess material, and polish it.

We welcome you to contact High Desert Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.