A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures or closing spaces between teeth etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.
Thanks to advances in technology and technique, the procedure can be completed in a single visit in less than an hour. In the treatment:
- The area around the target tooth is numbed, isolated and sterilized from bacteria
- The infected tissue is removed, and replaced by a rubber filling material
- The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown
Despite our best efforts to save a tooth, sometimes extraction is the only alternative. If this is necessary, we are committed to providing you the most comfortable, pain-free procedure possible.
No one likes the idea of loosing a tooth, however there are options we can provide to fill the empty space or replace the tooth, with Implant retained dentures, which look and feel like normal teeth, Traditional or premium dentures, Dental bridges, which are false teeth fused between two crowns. The idea of having a tooth extracted is scary for some. Don’t worry though, with our gentle care and pain-free sedation methods, you have nothing to fear.