When a tooth has been damaged by cracks, fractures or decay, a composite (tooth coloured) filling is a great way to fix the damage. More aesthetically pleasing than a traditional silver filling, composite fillings are custom-made to match the look and colour of your existing teeth.
Reasons for composite fillings:
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Extra space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
What does getting a composite filling involve?
The composite filling process usually only takes one appointment. The decay is removed and filled in, and then the filling is carefully shaped and polished to ensure your tooth looks and functions as good as new.
Caring for your composite filling:
Immediately after a procedure, you may feel sensitivity to hot or cold — this will quickly subside. Composite fillings are incredibly durable, however they may need to be replaced over time. Proper oral hygiene, diet and regular visits to your dentist will all help ensure that your filling stands the test of time.