If you have a cavity in West Windsor, Dr. Munira Sulaiman and Dr. Mandeep Singh are here to help. With our composite fillings, we can restore your smile and ensure that you avoid further complications from your cavity. Your smile will look and feel completely natural, and we use the latest technology to keep you safe and comfortable. Schedule now, or learn more below.
Composite fillings are an alternative to traditional metal amalgam fillings. Instead of a mixture of metals, composite fillings are made of a flexible dental resin mixed with a special type of crushed glass.
The resin is applied to your tooth layer-by-layer and hardened using a UV light, restoring your tooth structure. Compared to metal fillings, using composite fillings in West Windsor, East Windsor and Princeton Junction has a number of benefits.
First, your tooth will look and feel completely natural. Unlike metal fillings, which have a grayish appearance, composite fillings match the color of your teeth perfectly. In addition, composite fillings bond very tightly to the tooth, and require the removal of less enamel structure during the preparation process.
Wondering if you need a filling? The best way to find out is with a consultation at Smile Society General Dentistry, but there are also a few signs of tooth decay that you can be on the lookout for.
If you have a deep cavity, you will likely experience some pain and discomfort around your tooth, or sensitivity to heat, cold and the pressure of chewing. If your tooth feels sore, you may have a cavity.
If you can see the surface of the affected tooth, you can also look for visible signs of a cavity, like pitting or holes in the tooth, or visible dark brown or black discoloration of the tooth. If you see these signs, it’s very likely that you have a cavity.
Getting a filling is a very simple, straightforward process. First, our team will begin by numbing and cleaning your mouth. Once your mouth is numb, Dr. Singh or Dr. Sulaiman will begin by removing any damaged or decayed enamel from the tooth.
Once the tooth has been freed of decayed enamel and is thoroughly cleaned, we will choose a dental composite resin that matches your tooth, and begin applying it layer-by-layer. Your doctor will rebuild your natural tooth structure, then trim and buff the tooth until it’s been completely restored.
Finally, they will check your bite with carbon paper to ensure everything looks good, and you’ll be sent home with your newly-restored tooth. Usually, the entire process takes less than an hour.
If you want to keep your mouth healthy in West Windsor, you need to get treatment for cavities right away. Leaving them untreated will result in further pain, discomfort, and complications. So don’t wait. See if a composite filling is right for you by scheduling an appointment at Smile Society General Dentistry. Give us a call at (609) 779-2054, or stop by our office at 335 Princeton Highstown Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550 to schedule in person.
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