Now that we are slowly being released from lockdown, it is a good time to contact your dental professional for a quick checkup. After all, who didn’t overindulge while we were stuck at home? If you didn’t keep up with your daily dental hygiene or found ways to rough-house with other family members and you crack a tooth, it’s possible you may have developed a cavity or some other dental malady. But you need not worry, one of the more common fixes for things like broken or decaying teeth is getting a filling.
Composite fillings may look natural, but keep in mind they are not a permanent fixture in your mouth. Chances are you will need to have it replaced at some point. But don’t worry – they are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile. Here are the common reasons one may need a filling:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Worn teeth
Another great advantage is that composite fillings are done in a day. Once your tooth is numbed, the decay is removed, the space is cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished. It’s as easy as that.
Keep in mind, it is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, but it will subside as your tooth acclimates to the new filling. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
For more information about composite fillings, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Dr. Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.