What is a Composite Filling?

A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The dentist removes any decay and affected areas on the tooth and fills the space with a tooth-colored composite filling.

Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Our dentists will help you discover which will work best for you. Composite fillings are highly preferred for their ability to match the color of existing teeth therefore making them more natural and less visible on front teeth etc. You deserve a glowing smile that doesn’t reveal the dental work you’ve had done, only gives you a natural smile.

Although composite fillings are high-quality, they don’t last permanently in all cases. Some patients may have to replace the fillings after some time, but the durable fillings will give you many years with your beautiful smile.

When Would I Need Composite fillings:

  • A chipped, cracked or broken tooth
  • A worn tooth
  • A decaying tooth
  • Lack of space between two teeth

How Dental Care of Mid Florida Places Fillings

It usually only takes a patient one appointment here to get the composite fillings placed. The dentist numbs your tooth and then removes and decay. Then the dentist carefully cleans the space to prepare it for the new filling.  If the tooth’s decay was near a nerve, the dentist applies a special medication to add protection to it. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

You may experience light sensitivity to hot and cold when we first place your composite fillings, but it won’t last long. Soon the tooth acclimates nicely to your new composite filling.

Before your leave our office we will send you home with care instructions so that you can recover swiftly. We always recommend that good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits will aid in your new composite fillings life span.

Do you need a composite filling? Call 863-382-9090 today for a consultation.