Composite Fillings

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.

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