Composite fillings are tooth-colored and are used to repair teeth affected by decay, cracks, and fractures. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, leaving the resulting space filled with a composite filling.
There are a number of filling types available, with unique benefits and disadvantages. Dr. Louie is a dentist who performs fillings treatments close to Hollywood and is available to discuss your tooth restoration options. Since composite fillings are tooth-colored, their color can be matched to your existing, natural teeth. This is the cosmetically preferred option for patients.
Composite fillings advantages:
• Fill gaps between teeth
• Fix chipped teeth
• Repair decayed or worn teeth
Composite fillings are generally secured and placed within a single appointment. The tooth will be numbed and decay removed by the dentist. The space will be cleaned and prepared before the new filling is applied. If the decay affects the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be used for increased protection. The composite filling will then be shaped, adjusted, and polished to allow for original function and aesthetics.
You may experience increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures when fillings are initially placed, but these will subside after a short period of time.