Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, can be used to effectively repair teeth that are affected by cavities, fractures and cracks. Tooth-colored fillings, which are made of composite material, are the ideal choice for most people since they are made to match your natural tooth color. Composite material can be used for one or more of the following reasons:
- Filling cavities in decayed teeth
- Closing space between teeth
- Repairing chipped teeth
- Repairing broken or cracked teeth
- Repairing worn teeth
Composite fillings can be placed in a single visit to our office in Rye, NY. We start by numbing the tooth to be filled and then removing any existing decay or damage. The space is cleaned thoroughly and prepared before placing the new filling. The composite filling material is then placed, shaped, and polished to restore your tooth to its original function and shape. It is common to experience slight sensitivity after placement of tooth-colored fillings. It will subside soon after the tooth becomes used to the filling. Once the filling is done, we will check that your bite is proper.
Composite fillings are durable restorations, and with the right care, they last for many years. If you would like more information about restoring your smile with tooth-colored fillings, contact our office at (636) 206-4656. We are located at 130 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 .