Composite fillings are done by using a tooth-colored material to give a natural appearance to your tooth.
Composite fillings are quite durable and can be used for small-to-mid size restorations. This material can also withstand some chewing pressure and fracture less than other filling materials.
In Composite fillings:
- less tooth structure is removed during preparation of the tooth
- Adhesive (Bond) is used to attach the material to the tooth
- The filling may stain or discolor over time
- The life expectancy of the filling depends on which tooth it is on and how much pressure is applied on it during chewing
- Ideal for restoring chipped or worn front teeth
Reasons For Composite Fillings:
- Restoring small to medium sized cavities
- Restoring a cavity on an anterior (front) tooth
- Restoring a chipped anterior (front) tooth
After the Composite Filling the tooth may be sensitive for a little while. If the sensitivity persists for a week or longer, please contact our office so we can examine the tooth and decide if any further treatment is required.