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Gainesville, FL, Composite Fillings

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What Are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are made of a tooth-colored resin comprised of a mixture of plastic and glass. They are often considered by patients to be the “best types of filling” because they are nearly invisible.

Preventing tooth decay is the best way to ensure a healthy mouth. However, cavities and periodontal disease are one of the most common dental issues today. In the event that you do find yourself in need of a filling, our Gainesville dentists offer you options.

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Composite Fillings In Gainesville, FL

The composite filling procedure is less invasive than that of the traditional amalgam filling, requiring less drilling than you may have previously experienced. The area of the cavity is numbed and the teeth are isolated. The decay is removed and the composite is bonded to replace the decayed tooth structure. Composites will last longer if kept clean and regular cleanings are maintained to monitor the material. Over time, all composites will need to be replaced as materials will wear and breakdown in the mouth.