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Composite Filling

Composite Filling

Composite filling, also known as white filling, is a type of filling that can be used in back and front teeth, has a very aesthetic appearance and is quite durable. Due to these properties, it has become the most used filling material by dentists today.

This filling has some advantages as well as some disadvantages. In this article, we thought to share with you all the important information about composite filling and help you.

Advantages of Composite Filler

  • It is very aesthetic in terms of appearance as it is color compatible with our main tooth.
  • It has the same strength and resistance as the aesthetic filling.
  • Since it can adhere to the tooth surface, there is no need to remove the tooth tissue (dental tissue is removed in metal fillings)
  • There are no toxic and mercury-containing substances in the composite filling (available in metal fillings).
  • While applying composite filling treatment, the filling is hardened with light.

Disadvantages of Composite Filling

  • The success rate of the application will be less if the caries is too much below the gingiva and the blood and saliva are not completely cleaned.
  • They may shrink during the light-curing process.
  • Compared to metal fillings, the process requires more care and the application time is longer.

How Long Is the Application Time of Composite Filler?

This time may vary depending on the size of the filling. But it is an application that takes an average of half an hour to an hour. More than one filling can be done in one session.

Application Areas of Composite Application

This application can be used in the treatment of decays, abrasions and fractures in anterior group teeth and posterior group teeth.

How Does the Treatment Process Develop?

By applying local anesthesia, the decayed tissue is removed and a special substance called bonding is applied on the tooth. This material is an important material for the adhesion of the filling to the tooth. Then, it is hardened with a light used in the composite application. The natural tooth is shaped appropriately and the excess is cleaned. Finally, polishing is done.

  • Things to Consider After Composite Filling
  • Do not eat before the anesthesia wears off.
  • Do not bite your lips or tongue before the anesthesia wears off.
  • Do not use your teeth to break too hard objects.
  • Pay attention to the cleaning inside and outside the mouth.
  • Do not eat very cold or very hot food and drinks.
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