Composite resin fillings are a great solution to cavities that are either shallow or still developing. Here’s what you should know about composite fillings before you consider getting them done in our office. Of course, consult with us with any questions.
What are composites?
Composites are made to be the same color as your tooth to avoid making it obvious they are there to the naked eye. For over three decades, Lifetime Dental Excellence has been a trusted provider to the Clawson area for composite fillings that solve cavity pains and issues, as well as keep your smile looking great.
How do I take care of composites?
The goal to healthy white composite fillings is regular care and knowledge of what keeps them from losing their natural color and synthetic strength:
- We will educate you on what foods and drinks to avoid that can damage or discolor their near-perfect match to your teeth.
- Be sure to use optimal oral hygiene by brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, as per the ADA’s recommendations. Plus, flossing once daily and regularly drinking water is shown to help avoid future cavities and decay.
- At your regular twice-yearly dental checkup, our team will make sure your fillings are still in good shape. This visit provides us a chance to check for other problems as well, so don’t delay in keeping up with your tooth servicing schedule at our office.
Should I get composites?
Composites are more natural looking than traditional, old-fashioned fillings. Of course, they do take a little longer to place, but still can be done in one visit. Our expert staff can explain your options to you so you make the best decision for your health and financial situation.
At Lifetime Dental Excellence, we train and host a staff of professionals who know the ins and outs of composite resin fillings. Our patients come from all over Clawson, Michigan and the surrounding area, and we are honored that you choose us to help you achieve healthier teeth and brighter smiles.