Composite Fillings Lincoln Hills
A composite filling is a restorative material used to repair teeth affected by decay, cracks, and fractures. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the space is filled with a composite filling that can be modified to match natural teeth.
Various types of fillings are available, each with unique benefits and disadvantages. Composite fillings are the cosmetic alternative favored by patients because of their discrete and natural appearance. We perform filling treatments in Lincoln Hills and are available to discuss your tooth restoration options.
Advantages of composite fillings:
• Fill gaps between teeth
• Mend chipped teeth
• Restore decayed or worn teeth
Composite fillings are generally completed on a single appointment. The dentist may begin the procedure by numbing the tooth. He will then remove any tooth decay and pre-existing fillings. The exposed area will then be cleaned and prepared for the new filling. If the decay affects the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for adequate protection. Finally, the composite filling will be shaped, adjusted, and polished to allow natural function and aesthetic. You may experience hot and cold temperature intolerance in the initial period but these will subside in a short period of time.