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What Are Metal-Free Fillings?

More recently, composite resin-based fillings without metal have been employed to treat cavities among the dental industry. These non-metal fillings are created by combining quartz or glass with a resin foundation. Once it is in place, the composite resin, which may be customized to match the color of the tooth, is undetectable. Composite resins are very durable and provide no risk of harmful metals leaking out into the patient’s mouth.

How Long Do Metal-Free Fillings Last?

Fillings typically last between 10 and 15 years before they need to be replaced. It’s crucial to maintain good dental hygiene after you’ve gotten these fillings, which includes:

  • Implementing two minutes each time your brushing your teeth,
  • Ensure you floss daily,
  • Ensure to go to the dentist every six months,
  • Avoid sticky or very hard foods in the area where the fillings were put.

What Steps Are Included In The Process?

At Pasadena Advanced Dentistry, we’ll start by giving you a thorough oral checkup and checking your teeth for cavities. To get rid of the germs and stop future illness, any cavities will first undergo a thorough cleaning. The composite material will then be positioned within the cavity and chemically adhered to your tooth.

The bonding prevents any gaps between the filling and the tooth from developing. The resin may be molded to fit snugly against the opposite tooth. The end outcome is teeth that are completely repaired and flawlessly match the surrounding teeth.

Does The Metal-Free Fillings Hurt?

No, in general tooth fillings are not painful as your dentist will provide you with pain medication or a numbing substance to control any discomfort. However, if you want to feel really comfortable and relaxed, ask your dentist about sedation dentistry.

Learn More About Our Metal-Free Filling Options In Pasadena

If you’ve found yourself needing a cavity or filling, our metal-free filling options can provide you with a safe and aesthetically pleasing look. Since they look extremely natural, most patients don’t even notice it once it’s been installed. To learn more or if you have any questions regarding metal-free fillings or any of the other procedures we provide please give us a call or fill out a contact form!

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