So what is white composite filling, anyway? Composite filling is simply a tooth-colored substance used to restore teeth that have any type of erosion, fractures, cracks, or gaps. The composite is filled into a tooth after the decayed portion has first been removed and examined for treatment.
Montgomery Dentistry offers many different composite options for a wide variety of teeth. Your dentist will discuss these options with you as they all have advantages and disadvantages.
Our patients love our ability to match composite filling to their current tooth color! This skill comes with the years of experience our dental team has acquired. We’re able to use the material wherever needed, even on your front teeth or other visible parts of your smile.
We always advise our patients that composite fillings are not permanent and may need replacing later down the road. Take comfort, however, that this is still a long-lasting solution and will provide you a beautiful, durable smile for many years to come.
How do you insert composite fillings?
Most of our composite fillings are completed on the day of your appointment. However, many steps must be taken to ensure a success placement.
Your dentist will first numb the dental area and remove the decayed portion of the tooth being treated. This portion will be carefully cleansed and prepared for the composite filling to be inserted.
Once in place, the composite filling will restore the treated area back to a healthy appearance.
Patients often experience sensitivity to hot and cold around the area with the new filling, but this is only temporary and will pass once your tooth adjusts to the recent changes. We will be sure to provide you with guidance and tips on how to care for your white composite filling at the end of the procedure.