Composite Fillings

Restore and Repair Decayed, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth with
Composite Fillings in North Canton

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Composite
Fillings

Restore and Repair Decayed, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth with Composite Fillings in North Canton

What is a
Composite Filling?

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or broken portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available but composite fillings are used mostly. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to the color of the existing natural teeth.

Composite fillings are very durable, and can last many years, however as with most dental restorations the composite fillings may need to be replaced.

What is a
Composite Filling?

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The decayed or broken portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available but composite fillings are used mostly. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be matched to the color of the existing natural teeth.

Composite fillings are very durable, and can last many years, however as with most dental restorations the composite fillings may need to be replaced.

Reasons for
Composite Fillings

• Decayed teeth
• Cracked or broken teeth
• Closing space between teeth
• Chipped teeth
• Worn teeth

What is the procedure for placing composite fillings?

Composite fillings take one appointment. First the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic and then the decay is properly removed as necessary.

The space will be cleaned and carefully prepared for the new filling to be placed. If the decay was in close proximity to the nerve of the tooth, a special medication can be applied for added protection and comfort. Then the composite filling is placed, shaped, and polished correctly to restore your tooth.

When composite fillings are first placed, there may be some sensitivity to hot and cold. This will subside after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given special care instructions at the conclusion of your appointment. Good eating habits, oral hygiene practices, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

What is the procedure for placing composite fillings?

Composite fillings take one appointment. First the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic and then the decay is properly removed as necessary.

The space will be cleaned and carefully prepared for the new filling to be placed. If the decay was in close proximity to the nerve of the tooth, a special medication can be applied for added protection and comfort. Then the composite filling is placed, shaped, and polished correctly to restore your tooth.

When composite fillings are first placed, there may be some sensitivity to hot and cold. This will subside after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given special care instructions at the conclusion of your appointment. Good eating habits, oral hygiene practices, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.