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.