Free from rot, cracks, cracks, etc. A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair an affected tooth. The decayed or affected part of the tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of fillers, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Along with silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetic for use on anterior teeth or more visible areas of teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may need to be replaced one day. They are very durable and will give you a long lasting and beautiful smile for many years to come.
Composite filling reasons:
- Broken teeth
- Closing the gap between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Rotten teeth
- Worn teeth
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed at one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove the decay if necessary. The bruised area will then be completely filled and carefully prepared before new filling is placed. If the decay is close to the dental nerve, a special medication will be administered for additional protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped and polished to return your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to feel sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, but this will subside shortly after your tooth gets used to the new filling. At the end of your treatment, you will be given care instructions. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dentist visits will help you in the life of your new fillings.