A composite (tooth-colored) filling is an inexpensive, easy and pain free solution for a number of cosmetic issues. Composite fillings are used to repair teeth affected by cracks, decay, or fractures. We will remove the decayed portion of your teeth and fill them in with composites. There are many materials available for fillings so Dr. Choi will discuss the best option for you. Some options include composite fillings, which are tooth-colored, or silver amalgam. Composite fillings are more aesthetically pleasing as they can be matched to your existing teeth. Composite fillings are long lasting and durable as long as they are properly cared for.
You may need composite fillings for:
- Chipped teeth
- To close space between two teeth
- Cracked, decayed, or broken teeth
Composite fillings can be placed in one appointment. We will numb your tooth and remove any decay, clean the space, and prepare it for the new filling. The filling will be shaped and polished to match your original tooth and be just as functional. You may experience sensitivity to hot and cold when the filling is first placed but this will subside shortly after your visit.