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Tooth Colored Fillings
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Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are utilized to repair teeth affected by issues like decay, cracks, or fractures. During the procedure, the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with a composite filling.
Similar to many dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and might need replacement in the future. Despite this, they are highly durable and can last for many years, ensuring a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Instances calling for tooth-colored fillings include:
The process of placing composite fillings typically occurs in one appointment. While the tooth is numbed, the dentist removes the decay, cleans the area thoroughly, and prepares it carefully for the new filling. If the decay is close to the tooth’s nerve, special medication is applied for added protection. The composite filling is then precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring the tooth’s original shape and function.
Initially, you might experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after the composite fillings are placed. However, this sensitivity usually subsides as your tooth adjusts to the new filling.
Upon completion of the treatment, you will receive care instructions. Maintaining good oral hygiene, healthy eating habits, and regular dental check-ups are essential to prolong the life of your new fillings.