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Composite Fillings

At Grand River Family Dentistry, our office is proud to provide compassionate, pain-free, and streamlined dental care to Detroit and the surrounding communities. Please call 313-535-2273 to learn more.

Molar Fissure dental fillings

Composite fillings are one of the most popular types of dental fillings. They are made of a plastic resin and glass particles, which gives them their white color. Composite fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, as well as to repair cracked or broken teeth.. They are also used to replace old silver fillings.

Did You Know?

Composite fillings can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, making them less noticeable than other types of dental fillings. For this reason, they are sometimes called white fillings, clear fillings, or tooth-colored fillings.

Molar Fissure dental fillings
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Am I a candidate for composite fillings?

You may be a candidate for a composite filling if you have a tooth that is damaged by decay or if you have a cracked or broken tooth. Composite fillings work best on small to medium areas of decay or damage, so larger areas may require a different restoration method. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for a composite filling, schedule a consultation with your Detroit dentist today.

What can I expect when having a composite filling placed at Grand River Family Dentistry?

During your procedure, your Detroit dentist will first remove the decay from your tooth. They will then clean and prepare the area for the filling. Once your tooth is ready, the composite material will be applied in layers and then hardened with a special light. The final step is to trim and shape the composite filling so that it blends in with the rest of your tooth.

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How do I care for my new composite filling?

You can care for your new composite filling by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. It is also important to avoid chewing hard foods or ice on the tooth that has been treated. If you have any questions or concerns about your new composite filling, be sure to contact your dentist right away. When cared for properly, your filling should last around 5-7 years.

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