A composite (white) filling is a type of dental filling material that helps restore teeth that are decayed, cracked, fractured, etc. The dentist removes the decayed or affected area of the tooth and fills it with the composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials, but composite fillings are the most widely used ones. This is because of their camouflaging property with the color of existing teeth and gives your teeth an aesthetic experience. These dental fillings are very durable and give you a beautiful smile for a long time.
When do you need composite fillings?
Composite fillings are required for the following cases:
- Chipped teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How are composite fillings placed?
When you visit us, our dentist will evaluate your oral condition and determine the right treatment option. If the composite fillings are the right treatment option, then they can be placed in just one appointment. At first, our dentist will provide local anesthesia and remove the decay. After cleaning the affected area thoroughly, our dentist will carefully prepare the tooth area to place the filling material. As the composite filling is placed, it is precisely shaped and polished to give it the tooth's actual shape and function.
How will I feel after the procedure?
You might experience teeth sensitivity, especially when you consume something hot or cold after the procedure; however, this feeling will subside soon.
Is there anything to be kept in mind after the procedure?
Our dentist will give you some aftercare instructions and also advise you the following steps:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Improve eating habits
- Go for regular dental visits
You may schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts by calling us or reaching us through an online query. We're always happy to help.