When a “cavity” is found during your examination it will be noted in your chart and you will be shown the area(s) of concern on your digital x-ray. Additionally, we may take an intraoral photograph that can show you what we see. When considering tooth dental fillings, one of the options available are composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composites are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types.composite and tooth color, cosmetic tooth. Another benefit of tooth-colored is that they are compatible with sealants allowing your dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting preventing further decay. There are other advantages to composite, tooth-colored fillings, most importantly the capability of bonding to tooth structure. Also in many cases they can be repaired by addition of more composite material.
Speak with Dr. Khandaqji to find out which kind of filling is best for you.The two main kinds of dental fillings are direct and indirect. Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.
Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
What’s Right for Me?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the are they placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth.
Before your dental treatment begins, San Ramon Dentist Dr. Khandaqji will discuss with you all of your options, and help you choose the best filling for your particular case. When a “cavity” is found during your examination it will be noted in your chart and you will be shown the area(s) of concern on your digital x-ray. Additionally, we may take an intraoral photograph that can show you what we see. The next step is to determine what kind of filling is most appropriate for you.