A composite dental filling is a basic restoration used to repair a tooth that has suffered from minor to moderate decay or another type of damage. Many people are familiar with fillings as the most common solution to cavities, which are caused by tooth decay. In order to repair the tooth, our dentists gently remove the decay and thoroughly clean the tooth to remove all traces of decay. Dr. Wilkinson, Dr. Mistry, and Dr. Jardine then fill the tooth with composite resin, which is a tooth-colored material. After shaping the resin to fit the natural contours and shape of the tooth, we use a special light to harden the filling. This entire process typically requires just one visit to Smiles Dental, and our team will make sure that you feel comfortable throughout your time with us.
Composite fillings hold several advantages. Because composite resin is tooth colored, we can match the shade of resin to your natural tooth color; this helps the filling blend in with your smile so no one will know that you had a cavity. The resin also bonds with the natural tooth structure, ensuring that your restoration is strong and long lasting. To learn more about the benefits of getting a composite dental filling in Camas, Washington, we invite you to call or visit us today.