How to address areas of decay with dental fillings

Tooth decay, or “cavities,” are the most common dental problem, and it can happen to anyone at any age. Thankfully, composite resin fillings are an effective way to address cavities and restore your smile. Dr. Nima Afzalian of Glendale, Arizona, works routinely with individuals to help them learn more about these fillings and how they are used to restore the natural tooth and stop the progression of tooth decay.

What is composite resin?

Composite resin fillings are fabricated from a mixture of plastic and glass particles, making them strong and durable. They are also tooth-colored, so they blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. This is a better choice than alternatives such as silver amalgam fillings, which are still used by dentists today, even though studies show that the mercury content can be harmful and toxic. Composite resin fillings are used to help prevent tooth decay, sealing off the tooth from bacteria and food particles known to contribute to the development of cavities.

What is composite resin?

Why should I choose composite resin fillings?

The primary goal of fillings is to stop decay from getting more extensive and deeper. This can result in an infection of the dental pulp within the tooth, later requiring treatments such as root canal therapy or permanent tooth extraction. Composite resin fillings are safe and tooth-colored, ensuring a cosmetic appearance after addressing this dental health concern. While many dentists in the area continue to use silver amalgam fillings, we avoid these and instead use this biocompatible material to achieve better results. Amalgam silver fillings expand and contract with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to enter the tooth and result in an infection. In contrast, composite resin fillings provide a proper seal to protect the tooth from future problems and unnecessary treatments.

Why should I choose composite resin fillings?

Dental Fillings Explained: Materials and Process

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What are dental fillings? Dental fillings are basically either resin or amalgam. We’re so many years past that era of amalgams, but mostly now we’re replacing those amalgam teeth. Right now we use white resin restoration, and this is to protect your tooth from the cavity, so we remove the cavity and then we place the dental filling and it’s bonded to your tooth to protect your tooth from getting destroyed by the cavity. Furthermore, the process of it is about an hour appointment to get the dental filling done.

Please schedule an appointment at My Dental and Implants

Glendale, AZ, patients interested in achieving oral health and wellness by having composite resin fillings placed are welcome to connect with Dr. Nima Afzalian. Call (623) 526-2330 to request an appointment at 6637 West Peoria Avenue, Suite D-2 to learn more!

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Dr. Nima Afzalian's EAT Bio

Dr. Nima Afzalian's

Dr. Nima Afzalian's journey in dentistry began at 12 when he experienced the transformative power of dental care during a tooth-filling procedure. That pivotal moment ignited his passion for dentistry, and he has since dedicated his life to making a difference in people's lives by relieving pain and discomfort through his expertise.

Nima earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the prestigious Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Subsequently, he obtained his dentistry doctorate from the Midwestern College of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors, with recognition in Dental Implants and the Dean's Award as the Top Clinician of his class.

With his extensive education, clinical excellence, and genuine dedication to patient well-being, Dr. Nima Afzalian is excited to provide you with the highest level of care for all your dental needs. When you choose Dr. Nima, your oral health is in capable hands!

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