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What are composite fillings?
A composite (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.
Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used. Composite fillings are generally chosen by patients because they are tooth coloured, and can blend in with your smile. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.
Reasons for Fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are placed in one appointment.
While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.
The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape, colour and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however, this may subside shortly after the placement of your 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.