A composite filling is a tooth colored, bonded restoration that is used to repair affected areas due to decay, cracks or fractures. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be matched to your existing teeth making it very difficult to tell which teeth have fillings. Composite fillings are very durable, but are not permanent, so they will need to be replaced especially on front teeth due to the place and characteristics of the filling itself. Sometimes, a more permanent restoration like a crown or a veneer might be a better treatment option for those areas.
Composite fillings can be used to treat chipped, worn, cracked, broken and decayed teeth or to close space between two teeth. It takes one appointment to do composite fillings. After anesthesia has taken affect, the doctor will remove any decay and prepare the tooth for the filling. The area is cleaned and prepared for the new composite filling. After the filling is placed and shaped, the filling is light cured. The composite is polished and checked to ensure restoration to the original shape and function. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are important to maintain composite fillings.
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