Getting composite fillings is something that is far more common now than it was just a few short years ago. Composite fillings are the ones that can be different shades of white, so they match your natural teeth. There are quite a few benefits you can get by opting to go with these types of fillings. For anyone that has a cavity that needs to be filled, you may want to consider if you could enjoy the benefits of these types of fillings. Calling us here at Dr. Roy D. Jennings, Dentistry, allows us to help you figure out the best method of treatment for your cavities.
One of the first benefits of getting composite fillings is the confidence boost that you get. Instead of having dark fillings that easily stand out each time you smile, you can have camouflage fillings that blend in. You can smile with confidence and rest assured that few people, if any, will be able to tell you have a filling.
Composite fillings also require less drilling to put in. This means that in order for us to take out the old debris and decay, then place a filling, you have a faster procedure with quicker results. The fillings themselves are put into your cavity layer by layer. This means the opening to put the filling in can be smaller than if you were to use a metal filling.
On top of these, composite fillings also harden faster than metal fillings. Normally, after a metal filling, you need to be gentle with the filling for the first 24 hours to ensure that your filling is able to fully harden. With a composite filling, you only need to be careful for the first 6-8 hours on average, which is often longer than it actually takes, but we would rather you be on the safe side.
If you want to find out what other benefits there are to getting composite fillings, then call our offices. Here at Dr. Roy D. Jennings, Dentistry, we take the confidence and health of our patients very seriously. Give us a call today, and let us help you figure out the best way to improve the health of your mouth.