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Composites

Dental Composites (Fillings)

Cavities are areas in the hard surface of your teeth that are damaged. These areas of tooth decay become tiny openings or pores that can lead to a serious toothache, infection, and tooth loss. If you have a cavity, you may need a composite restoration. Composites (fillings) can protect the tooth from further damage and prevent the cavities from getting worse. At Premier Dental of El Dorado Hills, we use durable composites that match the color of your teeth. We don’t recommend using mercury amalgam composites and do not use them in our practice.

Are amalgam restorations problematic?

Aside from being extremely noticeable and unsightly, amalgam restorations do not bend when pressure is applied to the tooth. This can cause microfractures and future cracks in the teeth. Therefore, we may recommend having your amalgam restorations replaced. 

Strengthen, Restore, Smile: The Path to Revitalized Teeth

Life is full of sweet moments, savory adventures, and occasional bumps along the way. And while our teeth are remarkably resilient, they aren’t immune to damage. Enter dental composites – the unsung heroes of everyday dental care. At Premier Dental of El Dorado Hills, we bring together innovative technology, superior materials, and the artful touch of Dr. Zachary Rodriguez to ensure your composites are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The Role of Composites in Modern Dentistry

Dental composites play a vital role in restoring the form and function of teeth compromised by decay, wear, or minor trauma. By sealing off spaces where bacteria can enter, composites also prevent further decay and protect the tooth’s nerve.

Signs You Might Need a Composite:

  • Visible Damage: Dark spots, holes, or chips on your teeth.
  • Food Getting Stuck: Especially in specific spots between or on certain teeth.
  • Esthetics: Shade changes, contour, and size of teeth.

Our Composite Procedure: A Blend of Science and Precision

  1. Diagnosis: Using advanced diagnostic tools, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, we identify areas of decay or damage that require attention.

  2. Preparation: The affected area is numbed using local anesthesia. Dr. Rodriguez then carefully removes the decayed portion, ensuring the tooth is clean and ready for the filling.

  3. Material: Resin based composite, packable and flowable consistency.

  4. Application: The material is meticulously applied, shaped, and polished, restoring the tooth’s integrity and appearance.

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