A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, and fractures. In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Composite or tooth-colored fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.
The dental procedure for a tooth-colored filling is usually completed in one appointment. When preparing your tooth for the dental filling, the dentist will remove all tooth decay, and thoroughly clean your remaining tooth. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, the doctor may apply a special medication to protect you. After preparation, the composite filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished.
At the conclusion of your dental treatment, you will be given care instructions and advice from thedentist. It is normal to feel sensitivity to your filling when the treatment is first performed, but your dentist’s instructions will let you know how to manage any short-term sensitivity, and how to maintain restored dental health. Please call us to schedule your next dental appointment and receive the restorative treatment you need for a healthy, pain-free smile.