Composite Fillings combine beauty and resilience for a lasting healthy smile

Tooth decay is the leading cause of tooth loss in America. Fortunately, a combination of at-home oral care and dental appointments can save your teeth. Speaking of dental visits, one of the ways we preserve your teeth is by recommending tooth fillings whenever we spot signs of cavities. The dental office of Dr. James Moran in Fallbrook, California, offers natural-looking composite tooth fillings to treat cavities and restore your teeth to health.

Composite Filling Procedure in Fallbrook California Area

What are composite fillings?

While cavity fillings can be made from metal and other materials, we prefer composite resin because it’s safe and natural-looking. Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are made of acrylic resin reinforced with glass filler.

Generally, Dr. James Moran recommends tooth fillings if you have:

  • Tooth decay.
  • Chipped teeth.
  • Cracked teeth.

Unlike metal/amalgam fillings, composite fillings are popular by far because they yield many benefits, including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings closely resemble your teeth – no one will notice you have them.
  • They are minimally invasive.
  • They are safe – they don’t leak mercury nor expand or contract when temperatures change.
  • Composite fillings are long-lasting.

How do I know I need fillings?

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or any other discomfort, it may be a sign of a tooth cavity. If you suspect you need a dental filling before your next dental appointment is due, please schedule an appointment immediately with your dentist to fill your cavities before they grow into larger holes.

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New Patients: (760) 284-8477 | Existing Patients: (760) 723-4477

Dental filling process

A cavity filling procedure is one of the most common and straightforward dental procedures, so you have nothing to worry about. But if it’s your first time to get a filling, here’s what to expect from the procedure.

  1. Numbing of the affected area to reduce any discomfort.
  2. Removing the decayed part and sanitizing the tooth to kill any bacteria lurking.
  3. Applying a bonding agent followed by composite resin.
  4. Hardening the composite resin filling using a special light.
  5. Shaping your filled tooth to accommodate your bite.
  6. Polishing your tooth for a shiny look.

Are you looking to get composite tooth fillings for a healthy, beautiful smile? Please dial (760) 284-8477 to book an appointment with the office of Dr. James Moran in Fallbrook, CA.

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About Dr. Moran

James Moran, DDS is a USC School of Dentistry graduate and has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Fallbrook since 1984. He has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics and is a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a part-time instructor with Mid-Continent Orthodontics. He is also past President of the Southwest Affiliate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Moran is also a board member and Scholarship Committee Chairman of the Fallbrook Ag Boosters.

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