Composite Fillings in Trafalgar, IN

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What are Composite Fillings?

Dental cavities are a common issue that occurs when bacteria eats away at the enamel. In the past, dental cavities were filled with a material called amalgam, a mixture of metals like mercury or silver. We now know that these fillings do not adhere very well with the teeth and that mercury may be hazardous to your overall health. At Dental Beauty Wellness Center, doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig offer tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill cavities and protect your teeth. Our dentists can also take out metal fillings and apply tooth-colored fillings for a more reliable and attractive cavity treatment. For more information, contact our Trafalgar, IN practice to schedule a consultation today.

What Can I Expect from Composite Filling Treatments?

Getting a filling with composite resin at Dental Beauty Wellness Center is generally an easy procedure. The area surrounding your cavity will be numbed to minimize your discomfort, then the infected enamel will be treated using a special drill. Once the enamel is treated and the tooth is cleaned, the cavity will be filled with the tooth-colored composite material and set with a special light. We will polish the filling so it matches your natural teeth. You should be able to return to your normal everyday activities after your composite filling is done, but you might have a sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures for a few days. Nonprescription pain medication can help minimize discomfort, if necessary. If your filling feels high or uneven, please call our office. Your tooth-colored filling should be cleaned by following a regular at-home care routine including daily brushing and flossing. When you return for your annual dental examination, we will check your filling and determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Cavities in the teeth may start as a small problem, but can become a big problem if not treated. At Dental Beauty Wellness Center in Trafalgar, IN, tooth decay and cavities may be corrected with tooth-colored fillings. Doctors of dental surgery Dr. Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig match the shade of your teeth so you get a healthy, beautiful smile. If you think you or your child has tooth decay, contact our office to schedule a dental exam with one of our skilled dentists.

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