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Composite Fillings Temple TX Dental

Composite Fillings Temple TX Dental

Your oral surgeon will likely advise obtaining a filling as soon as possible if you develop a cavity in one of your teeth to protect the tooth and prevent infection. Dental implants can be made from a wide range of materials, however, amalgam and composite (or composite resin) fillings are the most often used. For a long time, amalgam was the most often used material, but composite fillings have become more and more well-liked due to their attractiveness and durability.

At HQ Dental in Temple TX and Bell County, Composite Fillings Treatment is available. It is made of strong materials, are used by dentists to repair cavities in your teeth. To find out more about our offerings or to make an appointment right away, call us NOW +1 (254) 773-1672

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Composite Fillings: What Are They?

Comparatively speaking, composite fillings look more natural. If someone were to take a quick look at your mouth, they would hardly detect the composite material since it may be made to match the shade of your teeth.

But which is that stuff, tooth-colored. It is composed of a plastic (acrylic) resin combination enhanced with glass filler in the form of powder. It can be used for many different restorations of teeth, like

1. Fillings

2. Veneers

3. Inserts

4. Dental crowns

This composite resin substance is occasionally used by dentists to replace or repair damaged tooth fragments.


Extra Filler Materials

When it comes to filling materials, your dentist could present you with a few options. This is the way they compare to one another.

Amalgam (Silver)

These are the most commonly used fillings, which are still widely used in many parts of the world. It is durable and also about 15 years or more.

Also, the dentist doesn't have to worry about maintaining the tooth's cleanliness and dryness throughout the installation, the procedure is straightforward. Compared to other materials used in dental implants, they are less expensive.

Mercury is also included in amalgam fillings, despite the American Dental Association's designation of amalgam as a "useful and safe" alternative. A lack of proof of any negative incidents was observed in a 2014 assessment of the literature, and more research is necessary about it.


While gold fillings cost more than conventional fillings, you get what you pay for. They are strong and have a minimum 20-year lifespan. It usually takes two visits to complete them.


Because they include a particular kind of porcelain, ceramic fillings also have a relatively long lifespan—up to 15 years. However, they need two visits, are not particularly popular, and are often highly expensive.

Ionomer Made Of Glass

Glass ionomer fillings are tooth-coloured, less obtrusive, and release fluoride to reduce cavity formation. They release fluoride but are less durable and may not be suitable for large cavities.

What Is The Lifespan Of Composite Fillings?

Even though they are strong, composite fillings often have a shorter lifespan. A 2010 research estimated that a composite resin filling would last for around 7 years.

According to a 2010 assessment of many studies, if composite fillings are properly maintained, you may get ten years out of them. However, the same study also points out that a person with a very high risk of cavities would not get very far with a composite filling.

Do Composite Fillings Provide A Risk?

The safety of composite fillings has drawn criticism from some, primary among them being the notion that the substance may be cytotoxic, or detrimental to cells in the tissues surrounding the tooth where the filling is located.

According to a 2012 study, the issue could be worse for fillings that have a deeper colour because of the light curing unit that was used to cure the filling.

Even more investigation into possible risks is required, according to another study. The researchers advised dentists to avoid allowing the material to come into direct contact with the skin and to carefully stick to the manufacturer's guidelines regarding light intensity and light curing time.

See your dentist if you have any worries. They can discuss the specifics of the many kinds of materials that are available for your dental procedure.

Procedure For A Composite Fillings

A composite filling is a very simple procedure that may be completed in one visit, barring exceptional conditions.

1. To prevent tooth and mouth dryness and affect tooth brightness, your dentist may select the composite shade for your filling during your session.

2. To soothe the tooth and surrounding region, a local anaesthetic injection will be given.

3. To remove the decaying portion of your tooth, the dentist will make a hole in the enamel of your teeth.

4. They'll prepare the tooth and clean and dry the surrounding region. This might need some teeth removal in cases of deeper injury.

5. The tooth will be bonded and polished by the dentist.

6. Using light to cure each layer of composite material before applying the next, the dentist fills up tooth holes.

7. After shaping and contouring the tooth, the dentist will polish it.

8. To ensure that you are comfortable with the repair, your dentist will examine your bite.

You may experience some temporary heat or cold sensitivity thereafter, but this will go away quickly.

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If you're looking for a filling that complements your smile and doesn't look bad, a composite filling could be what you need. It could also stop more tooth decay from damaging your teeth.

To ensure that this is the best option for you, a dentist may discuss other options with you. You'll be aware of what to anticipate from your filling in this way.