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Composite Dental Fillings in New Westminster
As the teeth experience wear and tear, they may become more prone to developing cavities (holes in the protective tooth enamel that encases the teeth). Fillings are used to preserve the integrity and strength of the natural tooth, and to prevent infection-causing bacteria from reaching inside the tooth roots. Composite dental fillings can be matched precisely to the shade of your natural teeth, creating a secure and beautiful restoration that is hardly noticeable.
How Composite Dental Fillings Work
Composite dental fillings are designed to closely mimic the look and feel of the teeth. A composite resin material that can be shaded to match the natural colour of the surrounding teeth is used and shaped by your dentist. Due to the flexible nature of composite resin, less drilling is required to clear out the area to be filled, resulting in more of the natural tooth material being preserved. It also creates a strong bond, leading to long-lasting fillings that can support all your normal eating and chewing activities.
When it comes to dental fillings, the best type is none at all! Although cavities can develop despite excellent at-home and in-office oral health routines, you can contribute to the prevention of cavities by brushing and flossing your teeth daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting your dentist and dental hygienist regularly for oral hygiene appointments and oral examinations.
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