Composite Fillings

What are Composite Fillings?

A composite filling, also known as a tooth-colored filling, is used to restore teeth affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and other issues. During the procedure, the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, and the space is filled with a composite filling material. Various filling materials exist, each with their own pros and cons. However, composite fillings are the most widely used restoration today. Their tooth-colored appearance allows for close matching to the existing teeth, making them particularly suitable for front teeth or visible areas of the mouth.

Benefits of Composite Fillings:

Aesthetically Pleasing: Since composite fillings are tooth-colored it seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, ensuring a visually pleasing outcome that surpasses the appearance of traditional metal fillings.

Durability: Composite fillings are highly durable and long-lasting, offering you a beautiful smile for many years to come.

Placement Process of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings can be placed in a single appointment, saving you time and providing a convenient solution for your dental needs.
What you can expect during the procedure:

Tooth Preparation: While your tooth is numb, your dentist will remove any decayed or damaged portions of the tooth. The area is meticulously cleaned and prepared, creating an ideal environment for the placement of the filling.

Additional Protection: If the decay was near the tooth's nerve, a special medication may be applied to provide extra protection and ensure your comfort.

Precise Placement: Our skilled dental team precisely places, shapes, and polishes the composite filling material, meticulously restoring your tooth to its original shape, function, and aesthetics with utmost precision.

Sensitivity: It's normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold immediately after getting composite fillings. However, this sensitivity should subside as your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

Caring for Your Composite Fillings

To maximize the lifespan of your new composite fillings, follow these care instructions:

Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouthwash.

Healthy Eating Habits: Limit your consumption of sugary foods and beverages to prevent further tooth decay.

Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure the longevity and optimal health of your composite fillings.

​​​​​​​Experience the Benefits of Composite Fillings

At Paglia Family Dental, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental care and the most advanced treatment options. Say goodbye to old-fashioned metal fillings and embrace the modern, aesthetic solution of composite fillings. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let our experienced team restore your teeth with beautiful, durable, and natural-looking fillings.

Take the first step toward a healthier and more appealing smile with composite fillings at Paglia Family Dental.