A tooth-colored or composite fillings repairs teeth that have experienced decay, cracks, or any other damage. The harmed area of the tooth is removed and packed with the composite filling.
Each type of filling has advantages and disadvantages. Review with your dentist the many options before choosing the best option.
Composite fillings resemble the same color of teeth; they can emulate the color of your remaining teeth.
They are preferred in areas that are more visible making the smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Composite fillings are temporary and will require replacement in the feature. However, they are strong and resistant. This allows you to have a beautiful and lasting smile.
- Composite fillings are used to repair:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Narrow gaps between teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Composite Fillings Treatment
Composite fillings can be completed in one dental visit. The damaged tooth will be numbed, as the dentist removes any decay. The area will be cleansed and prepped. Decay that approached the tooth’s nerve is removed and medicated. The composite filling is packed, molded, and glossed fully recovering the tooth. Temporary sensitivity may occur but will alleviate as the filling adjusts. Learn more about composite fillings.
Care instructions will be provided at the final treatment appointment. Proper at-home care and hygiene will sustain the life of the composite filling.