Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, it can happen to anyone who lives in Oroville, California, or anywhere else: You eventually need tooth fillings.
Many of us start life with perfectly healthy teeth. However, life takes a toll on our teeth. Some of the things that can damage your teeth include:
The good news is that you can fix these problems with dental fillings.
Dental fillings fill the holes (cavities) that form in our teeth. When your teeth decay, the bacteria, and plaque negatively affect the teeth, causing cavities.
Fillings can be made from different materials, but tooth-like composite fillings are among the most popular. This filling is made with a type of plastic that’s combined with glass particles to create biocompatible resin.
In the past, cavities were repaired with metal combinations called “amalgams.” These types of restorations are indirect restorations.
For composite fillings, the dentist applies layers of composite resin to the prepared tooth. This process includes removing diseased or decayed tissue.
In the past, cavities were filled with amalgam metals, and the filling was placed outside of the tooth.
With composite resin fillings, the cavities are actually filled and bonded, as well as being fixed to the natural tooth securely.
Below, we list some of the benefits of composite teeth fillings.
If you need a dental filling dentist in Oroville, California, Dr. Daniel Appel and the staff at Daniel Appel DDS Inc. are here to serve you. You can reach us by phone at (530) 783-7545 or request an appointment online today.