What are Composite Fillings?

The Dentists of Omaha offer composite tooth-colored fillings.

While many of you may still have metal fillings, thankfully the older era of fillings has gone by the wayside. With newer developments in the realm of fillings, we can now offer tooth-colored composite fillings.

If your metal fillings have broken away from your tooth, you need to get a new filling. Metal fillings can break away from the tooth because of the following:

  • Moisture absorption
  • Cracks
  • Chips

If any of these things happen to metal fillings, they can pull away from your tooth, leaving your tooth exposed to bacteria.

We can remedy this problem by applying a chemical gel that will help your tooth bond with the composite filling. After molding and fitting your tooth for an optimal bite, we will harden it with a high-intensity light.

Next, we will polish the tooth-colored filling and double-check that your bite is aligned properly.

If you’ve had a metal filling fail or simply would like to get tooth-colored fillings as a replacement for metal fillings, contact one of our offices. We serve patients in Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, Dundee, and Omaha, Nebraska. Call us today at 402.445.4647.

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment

When it's time for your child's first dental appointment, contact The Dentists of Omaha.

 

From the time your child develops their first tooth, it is important to instill good dental practices to ensure their teeth stay healthy. At The Dentists at Hillsborough, The Dentists at Village Pointe, The Dentists at Ralston Square, and The Dentists at Dundee, we offer a kid-friendly atmosphere so your child is as comfortable as possible.

Before bringing your child for their first visit, talk with them about how important good pediatric dental care is. This way your child will understand that taking care of their teeth is a good thing and they will be excited for their first visit.

We have fun toys and things to keep your child happy and entertained, but feel free to bring in their favorite comfort item to make the experience as relaxed as possible.

During your child’s first dental visit, you can expect the following:

  • A cleaning and exam of their teeth/mouth
  • Digital x-rays
  • We will teach your child how to properly brush and floss
  • We will give information to your child about healthy foods for their teeth
  • We will discuss when to schedule future dental visits
  • An opportunity for the family to ask questions with our dentists

Your child’s healthy habits include having great oral health, so we will help you prepare them for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth. Please contact one of our offices so we can schedule your child’s first dental visit today. Call us at 402.445.4647.