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What is composite filling?

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental diseases caused by poor oral hygiene. Decay causes a cavity in the tooth. The size of this cavity increases over time and if it is not treated immediately, it creates risks for the teeth. Treatment of tooth decay and cavity repair is the responsibility of the dentist and is done with special materials. Restoring the crown of the tooth is called tooth filling. Composite filling is the same color as the tooth and is done to improve the appearance of the tooth. In the following, we will describe how to fill composite and repair decayed teeth with composite.

When should the tooth be repaired?

To repair tooth decay, if the decay is superficial, there is no need for serious restoration, and the speed of decay can be reduced by observing regular hygiene. A tooth needs to be repaired when the crown of the tooth is damaged and accompanied by pain. In this situation, the gums may be inflamed and accompanied by pain.

Symptoms of tooth decay include:

  • Yellow or brown spots on the teeth that are painless
  • Feeling pain while eating
  • Creating an abscess in the gums
  • Sensitivity when eating cold or hot foods
  • breaking teeth
  • Insertion of dental material that has already been filled

Steps of composite filling and tooth filling

First, the damaged area of ​​the tooth is sharpened and the decayed part is removed. The desired area is isolated, this step is very important because during the bonding process, no moisture should interfere with the dental treatment. The restorative dentist places a layer of composite on the tooth and hardens the composite layer on the tooth by shining light, and then shapes the composite on the tooth.

How long does composite filling take?

If composite filling is after denervation treatment, more time is needed. But tooth restoration with composite is generally done in twenty minutes to one hour.

Does tooth restoration hurt?

All the dental procedures are done with the injection of anesthetic drug and it makes you feel no pain. Of course, some superficial fillings do not require anesthesia because you will not experience any pain. Try to trust what your dentist in Canada tells you.

Advantages of composite fillings

  • It is the same color as the tooth and does not distort the tooth.
  • For dental composite, less cutting is needed and most of the tooth is preserved.
  • Using light, the composite material dries in a few seconds.
  • It is easy to form.
  • In the composite restoration, it is possible to restore the tooth again.


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