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Composite Dental Fillings Specialist

Frank C. Raymer, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Irvine, CA

Dental fillings treat teeth that have been damaged by cavities or decay. At his practice in Irvine, California, Frank C. Raymer, DDS, offers composite fillings to repair your smile. Composite fillings are a durable and natural-looking solution for decaying teeth. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about composite dental fillings to brighten your smile.

Composite Dental Fillings Q & A

What are composite dental fillings?

A dental filling is a very common procedure used to treat cavities and decay in teeth. Often used for minor to moderate decay and damage, getting a filling involves removing the decayed portion of your tooth and filling in the area left behind.

Dr. Raymer uses composite dental fillings at his practice. The material in the filling is a composite resin that Dr. Raymer customizes to match the color of your teeth. Composite fillings are essentially invisible, restoring the appearance of your teeth.

Fillings replace the area of the tooth associated with cavities and decay, and they are a long-term solution that keeps your teeth healthy. Getting a filling is a simple procedure that can be a part of a regular dental exam.

Why might I need a dental filling?

The primary reason that patients need dental fillings is decay, or cavities. A cavity is a hole in your tooth that develops because of decay. Plaque, or bacteria, gets stuck on teeth and leads to decay. If left untreated, decay can destroy the entire tooth.

Fillings can treat other conditions, too. Fillings can strengthen teeth that are cracked or broken. They can be used to repair teeth that have been worn down from habits like biting your nails, grinding your teeth, or using your teeth to open things.

What is the dental filling procedure like?

Getting a dental filling is a simple procedure that requires just one office visit. If you need a filling, Dr. Raymer begins by cleaning your tooth and removing any decayed or damaged portion. He may use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

After all traces of decay are gone, Dr. Raymer fills the tooth with the composite material and shapes it. Shaping the filling ensures that your bite remains comfortable and that you won’t notice the filling once it’s done.

Dr. Raymer hardens the filling with a special process after shaping it. Hardening the material makes the filling last a long time and helps prevent further deterioration.

For regular dental cleanings and composite fillings, visit Dr. Raymer and his team. Whether you have a cavity or a chip, a filling can strengthen your tooth and keep your mouth healthy. Call the office to make an appointment or request one online today to get started.