What are Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are tooth coloured and therefore can be matched closely to the colour of the existing teeth and are preferable for the front and visible teeth.
Reasons for Composite Fillings:
Cracked or broken teeth
Closing space between two teeth
What happens when you have a Composite Filling
Your dentist will usually complete this treatment in one appointment. Your dentist will remove decay and clean the area whilst your tooth is numb. If the decay reached close to the nerve then your dentist will apply an additional medicament in order to protect it. The filling will be carefully positioned and polished so it is the perfect shape for you.
Your tooth may feel a bit sensitive for a few days but don’t worry, this is normal and it will settle down.
Your dentist will advise you on how to best care for your filling.