Composite fillings and bonding are most often used by Dr. Connelly to repair teeth that have been damaged by cracks, decay, or fractures. During the procedure, the damaged part of the tooth will be removed and replaced with a composite filling or bonding. You’ll be able to walk out of Dr. Connelly’s office smiling with beautifully restored teeth.
Composite fillings are extremely durable, however they are not permanent and may need to be replaced after several years. Tooth-colored, they are made to match the rest of your teeth for a natural look allowing them to be suitable for teeth that can been seen when smiling.
Why Choose Composite Filling and Bonding?
A minimally invasive treatment, composite filling and bonding is a great option for those seeking an affordable and durable way to restore the aesthetics of their smile in a single appointment to your St. Johns dentist. Some of the things composite filling and bonding are great for include:
- Worn teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Closing space between teeth
- Chipped teeth
Placing Composite Filling and Bonding
The simple and minimally invasive placement of composite filling and bonding means patients can walk out with their newly restored smile in as little as one visit to Dr. Connelly. During your visit, the tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic and all signs of decay will be removed. Once the tooth has been cleaned, resin will be placed in the tooth. After the filling has been cured, any excess material is removed, and the tooth is polished.
To protect your new restoration, we recommend avoiding hot soups or beverages as well as ice and crunchy foods. These symptoms should subside within a few days once the new filling becomes accustomed to the tooth.
Your dentist will give instructions on how to care for your new filling after the procedure. Keeping good dental hygiene practices, eating habits, and visiting your dentist frequently will help in the long term success of your composite filling.
Need A Filling? Contact Dr. Connelly Today.
If you live in the St. Johns area and need a filling to help restore your smile, Dr. Connelly and his team have the knowledge and experience to flawlessly restore your gorgeous smile. Contact us today for an appointment.