Dr. Timothy Hacker is a dentist who offers cosmetic dentistry in the Memphis, TN area. Cosmetic dentistry entails treating the aesthetic appearance of teeth. This can sometimes involve fixing the decayed portions of teeth with composite fillings. Composite fillings are small pieces of plastic and glass that are used to restore decayed teeth. They can also be used to change the color and shape of a tooth to improve it's appearance. Composite fillings can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Tooth decay
- Cracked tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Filling a space between two teeth
Composite fillings do not take much time to be out in place. This can usually be done in a single appointment, depending on the number of fillings needed. First, we will apply a numbing agent to reduce sensitivity in the area. Once the tooth has become numb, we remove the decayed portion. The area is then thoroughly rinsed, cleaned, and dried before the composite fillings are put into place. After the composite fillings are in place, we then dry, shape and polish them to ensure a natural appearance. Afterward, you may experience some minor sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. This is only temporary.
Composite fillings has a distinct cosmetic advantage over other types of fillings. They can be blended to match any shade of tooth enamel. This gives your teeth a more natural appearance than other types of fillings, such as gold. Composite fillings also bond to the tooth and support the remaining structure to prevent any further damage. To preserve the health of your fillings, it is important to practice proper dental hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing as well as regularly scheduled check ups are important. For more information about composite fillings or other forms of cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Timothy Hacker.
Dr. Timothy J. Hacker, located in Mephis, TN Area, is a Dentist who services patients from Memphis, TN, Germantown, TN, and Arlington, TN. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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