Composite Fillings in Smyrna and East Point, GA

Revive Your Smile with Our Caring Touch

Are you looking to restore a cracked or broken tooth without using toxic amalgam? At JLM Dental Studios, led by Dr. Jarrett Manning, we provide composite dental fillings, so you can better restore your oral and overall health. With convenient locations in Smyrna and East Point, Georgia, let’s work together to create a smile you feel confident sharing with the world.

Composite filling material

What are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are among the most common types of dental fillings done by the team at JLM Dental Studios. Composite fillings are made from a mix of ceramic and plastic resin and closely match the color of natural teeth.

Composite material bonds directly to the tooth, providing excellent support for the remaining tooth structure while looking very natural. Due to their aesthetic qualities, many patients prefer composite over metal amalgam fillings. Dr. Manning finds that with proper care, composite fillings can last five to ten years or longer.

More Than Just Routine

Composite fillings offer patients a variety of benefits, restoring teeth affected by trauma and decay. Some of these benefits include:

  • Filling chipped or cracked teeth
  • Closing spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Matching your smile’s natural shade
  • Protecting teeth from future infections
  • Restoring worn-out teeth

Filling Process

Getting a dental filling from Dr. Manning involves just a few simple steps:

First, the decayed tooth material is removed and the area is thoroughly cleaned. Dr. Manning then chooses a composite resin shade that best matches your natural tooth color. The filling material is applied in layers and shaped. As the material self-cures, layers build upon each other until a dense, durable filling results.

Finally, for a natural look and feel, Dr. Manning accurately sculpts anatomical tooth contours and finishes/polishes the restoration. The bonded composite filling is then ready to serve and protect your tooth.

Dental Filling Aftercare

Proper care of new composite fillings is vital, says Dr. Manning. This allows them to last as long as possible while protecting tooth structures.

It’s normal for new fillings to be sensitive to temperature and pressure initially. This typically fades within a few weeks. Until then, be gentle on the area and avoid extremely hot or cold foods. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help during the adjustment period.

Practice good oral hygiene with twice-daily brushing and daily flossing. Follow any other at-home care instructions from Dr. Manning and your hygienist. See your dentist as scheduled for regular dental exams and professional cleanings. Getting small problems treated early keeps your smile healthy and fillings intact!

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