A composite (white) filling is a type of tooth-colored filling that helps restore teeth that are decayed, cracked, fractured, etc. To place the filling, the dentist removes the decayed or affected area of the tooth and then fills the tooth with the composite material.
There are several types of materials used for fillings, but composite fillings are the most popular ones thanks to their ability to blend perfectly in with the color of your teeth and give your teeth a natural finish. Composite fillings are convenient and very strong, giving you a beautiful smile for a long time.
When Are Composite Fillings Recommended?
Composite fillings are recommended for:
- Restoring decayed teeth
- Restoring chipped teeth or worn teeth
- Closing the space between two teeth
- Repairing cracked or broken teeth
How Are Composite Fillings Placed?
When you visit our dental practice, our dentist will first evaluate your oral condition and determine the right treatment option. If composite fillings are the suitable treatment for you, then they can be placed in just one appointment.
To begin the procedure, our dentist will administer local anesthesia and remove the decayed part of the tooth. After cleaning the affected area thoroughly, our dentist will carefully prepare the tooth to place the filling material. As the composite filling is placed, it is precisely shaped and polished to restore the tooth’s initial shape and functionality.
How Will I Feel After the Procedure?
You might experience tooth sensitivity, especially when you consume something hot or cold after the procedure. However, this feeling will subside soon.
Is There Anything I Should Keep in Mind After the Procedure?
Our dentist will provide complete aftercare instructions and also advise you to:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Improve eating habits
- Get regular dental cleanings and checkups
To schedule a consultation with our dental experts, call any of our offices in Livonia [at (734) 425-7888] or Ann Arbor [at (734) 888-8886] or book an appointment online. We're always happy to help our patients!