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.