For strong, healthy teeth, you will want to eat a balanced diet, brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and keep up with six-month dental cleanings. However, if our dentist discovers dental caries due to decay, Dr. Ronald K. Rich may suggest using a composite filling for minor tooth damage to restore the tooth to its natural form and function.
Composites are a tooth-colored material made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass that is bonded to the tooth, which makes the tooth stronger than it would be with an amalgam filling for a stable restoration. Composites match your own teeth while restoring the tooth to full function for a natural-looking appearance. These fillings are ideal for the front teeth as they are most visible and are used to fill small to medium-sized cavities or repair tooth fractures and chipping.
To place a composite filling in just one, painless visit to our office, you will sit comfortably chairside as our dentist works on the tooth. Any decay in the tooth will be carefully removed and the area thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. When the space is ready, our dentist will fill the hole with the composite mixture, which will be hardened and shaped to the tooth. Once the composite is polished you will walk away with an aesthetically appealing, stable restoration.
To treat your cavity, chipped, or fractured tooth, our Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD team in Sugar Land, Texas, is pleased to provide you with a cosmetically appealing dental solution that can last for 8-10 years, or longer. We invite you to give our team a call today at 281-980-2537 to help you restore your healthy, beautiful smile!