Composite Tooth Fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How are composite tooth fillings placed?
Composite fillings are placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as needed. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. This is called a “pulp cap”. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is not uncommon to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however, this usually subsides shortly after your tooth gets used to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.