Welcome to our Composite Fillings page! Here, we focus on the importance of composite fillings in restoring the strength, function, and appearance of your teeth affected by cavities or decay. Whether you’re exploring composite fillings for the first time or seeking alternatives to traditional amalgam fillings, our team is here to provide you with personalized care and guidance. We understand that dental decisions can be daunting, but rest assured, we’re committed to making your experience as comfortable and seamless as possible. Visit us at 2663 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C3G7, and let’s work together to restore your smile’s health and beauty!

What are Composite Fillings?

Dental fillings, also known as tooth-coloured fillings, are dental restorations made from a blend of plastic and ceramic materials. They are used to repair teeth affected by decay, fractures, or other damage. People often choose composite over traditional amalgam fillings for several reasons. First and foremost, they closely match the colour of natural teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result. Additionally, composite requires less removal of healthy tooth structure, creating a more conservative treatment option. They also bond directly to the tooth, providing extra strength and support while reducing temperature sensitivity often associated with amalgam fillings.

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Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings offer several advantages over traditional amalgam fillings:

  • Aesthetics: Composite fillings closely match the colour of your natural teeth, providing a discreet and visually appealing restoration.
  • Conservative treatment: Unlike amalgam fillings, composite fillings require less removal of your healthy tooth structure, preserving more of your natural tooth.
  • Strong bond: Dental fillings bond directly to your tooth, providing additional strength and support to the tooth structure.
  • Reduced sensitivity: Composite fillings are less likely to cause temperature sensitivity than amalgam fillings.

The Procedure

Our team of experienced dental professionals ensures that the composite filling procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible: First, we’ll thoroughly numb the area around the affected tooth to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Next, we’ll remove your tooth’s decayed or damaged portion and clean the area. We’ll then apply the composite resin material, shaping it to match the natural contours of your tooth. Finally, we’ll use a special light to harden the composite filling, ensuring a strong and durable restoration.

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

To determine if root canal therapy is necessary instead of a dental filling, your dentist will thoroughly examine your tooth, which may include taking dental Dental X-rays. They will then test the tooth’s response to hot and cold stimuli and perform a percussion test to evaluate the health of the tooth’s nerve. Based on these findings, they will determine if a root canal is necessary or if a composite filling will suffice.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

In Port Coquitlam, if you’re eager to get your oral health back on track in a clinic where comfort meets expertise, we’re here for you. Our experienced team, equipped with the latest dental technology, offers compassionate care in a welcoming environment. As your trusted Port Coquitlam Dentist, you can rely on us to guide you towards a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Schedule your appointment today and experience the difference in dental care tailored to you.