A cavity is never a good thing. A cavity can be unsightly and painful, and if left untreated could cost you your tooth. But you can make the most of a bad situation with a composite filling from our dentist in Medford, Oregon, Dr. Don Schiess.
A composite filling is made of a combination of powdered glass and resin. They are very popular because they conform themselves to the shape of the cavity, bond directly the surface of your tooth, and the material is shaded to match the color of your tooth, making them virtually unnoticeable to other people.
After removing the decayed material the dentist will apply the composite to match your tooth and then begin the process of placing it. Placing a composite filling takes longer than other fillings since it must be placed in layers, and each layer needs to be cured before the next one can be applied. However, if in the future the filling needs to be repaired, that can be done by adding new layers.
Composite fillings are often used to repair smaller cavities that occur in teeth that are easily visible to other people; however, they can be used in other teeth as well, particularly if you want to replace amalgam fillings.
If you a tooth that needs to be repaired and would like to find out more about composite fillings in Medford, Oregon, then contact us at Open Door Family Dentistry. You can call 541-773-4073 today to make an appointment at Open Door Family Dentistry.