Things You Need to Know About Composite (white) Fillings
All composite (white) fillings will be need to be replaced at some point--because of the extensive wear and tear your teeth undergo each and every day, all composite fillings will wear down with time.
A damaged or cracked filling should be replaced as soon as possible--even the smallest, hairline cracks in your composite filling can allow bacteria and germs to seep into your tooth. Once the bacteria and germs seep into your tooth, they are impossible to remove with brushing and flossing. If the damage to your filling isn't fixed in a timely manner, the bacteria can damage the soft inner part of the tooth, known as the pulp, leading to tooth decay.
Composite fillings aren't a seal for your tooth--even the most sophisticated fillings can't be a substitute for your real teeth. This means that it's important to not only brush your teeth properly but also to keep up with regular dental cleanings every six months.
Caring for Your New Composite (white) Fillings
If you have just received new composite fillings for your teeth, you can follow these easy tips on how to treat your composite fillings after your appointment:
- Feel free to eat and drink normally as soon as your appointment is over
- Brush and floss your filled tooth the same as you would your actual teeth
- Expect some sensitivity to cold and biting pressure, especially in the first few weeks
- Seek regular dental cleanings, so that your Langley dentist can check the status of your filling
Book a Composite Filling Appointment with JVR Dental in Langley
JVR Dental is a Langley dentist that specializes in family and pediatric dentistry services. To book a composite filling appointment in Langley, please contact JVR Dental through our website or give us a call at 604-371-3138. Taking proper care of your fillings means relying on a dentist you can trust. Book an appointment with JVR Dental today, so that you can rest assured that your teeth will get the best care available in Langley.