Composite Dental Fillings in Odenton, MD

Traditionally, dental filings have been made of silver and other noticeable materials. At True Dental, we provide a more modern solution using composite filling to remedy a decayed or damaged tooth. If you develop a cavity or suspect one, our composite fillings provide long-lasting, natural-looking results.

A composite filling is one of many dental fillings available as a restorative treatment to repair teeth damaged by decay or fractures. A composite filling, also known as tooth-colored fillings, helps restore the tooth’s structure, prevent further decay, and provide functional and aesthetic improvements.

How do I know I need a dental filling?

Tooth sensitivity, pain, and visible holes or pits in your teeth are all signs that you might need a dental filling. While sometimes signs you need a dental filling aren’t hard to miss, other times, our dentist can detect signs of decay during an examination. Regular dental check-ups are essential as they help catch issues early. If you suspect a cavity, it’s best to consult with our dentist for an evaluation and personal recommendation on whether a dental filling is necessary.

Dental Filling Procedure

The dental filling process is usually completed in one dental visit. First, our team will administer local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to ensure a comfortable experience. Once numb, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. The area is filled with composite dental filling and shaped to match the bite and polished for a natural look and smooth surface.

How long do composite fillings last?

Composite fillings, made from a mixture of resin and fine glass particles, typically last around 5 to 10 years. Their longevity depends on factors like oral hygiene, bite forces, and placement location. Regular dental check-ups and maintenance can extend their lifespan. Over time, composite fillings might need replacement due to wear, chipping, or staining. Our dentist can assess the condition of your fillings and recommend appropriate care.

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