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Composite Fillings

Children often get cavities as a result of improper brushing and flossing techniques or from consuming too many sugary foods or drinks. As a leading provider of dentistry for children in Coppell, TX, Linda Steele, DDS restores composite fillings. A composite filling is a mixture of plastic, glass, and ceramic that is used to fill in areas that have been decayed, chipped, or broken. This type of filling is often preferred because of its ability to match the color of your tooth enamel and bond more closely with the tooth.

How do composites work?

A composite filling is used in much the same way as a traditional amalgam filling. Once the area of decay has been removed, the composite mixture is applied in layers. After each layer is applied, a special light is used to dry and harden the material at a quicker pace. Once all of the layers have been applied, the filling is shaped and sculpted to match the tooth. Finally, a quick polish is performed to smooth the surface and inhibit any staining.

What are the benefits of composite fillings?

Many patients prefer these types of fillings to traditional amalgam fillings for several reasons. Some of these include:

Cosmetic Appearance – A composite filling can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth. This makes it a better option for teeth that are easily visible in the mouth.
Structural Integrity – Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, composites can actually bond to the tooth and provide structural support.
Usefulness – Composite fillings can be used in a variety of ways. In addition to filling in cavities, they can be used to repair cracks or chips in teeth.
Less Invasive – They are considered less invasive because they require that less tooth structure be removed for accommodation.

For more information on dentistry for children in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Linda and schedule a consultation today!

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Steele Dental Specialties
Linda A. Steele, DDS
225 East State Highway 121, Suite 150
Coppell, TX 75019
Call us now: (972) 315-3355


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