Composite Fillings Long Beach
Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore
Composite fillings provide a way to fill in cracks, chips, and gaps in the teeth in a way that looks natural. The tooth-colored composite filling easily blends in with the surrounding teeth to provide more aesthetically pleasing results for men and women. Dr. John Cho is one of the top cosmetic dentists long-beach has to offer and strives to provide all of our patients with the personalized care and results they need.
What Is a Composite Filling?
A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for Composite Fillings:
- Chipped teeth.
- Closing space between two teeth.
- Cracked or broken teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Worn teeth.
How are Composite Fillings Placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
What to Expect After Your Composite Filling Placement
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Choosing the Right Dentist
If you want the best possible aesthetic results, it is important that you choose an experienced and skilled dentist. Dr. John Cho has undergone hundreds of hours of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry training and strives to provide our patients with the best possible results. That Is Why Dr. Cho is considered one of the top cosmetic dentists in Long Beach.
How Much Do Composite Fillings Cost?
The cost can vary based on the number of fillings needed and other factors. Our Long Beach cosmetic dentistry office works with most insurance companies. We accept all major credit cards and we do offer financing options through CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you have a cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth and are in need of a composite filling, contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Cho. Dr. Cho is one of the top cosmetic dentists in long beach and can provide you with the personalized care you need.