Composite fillings – also known as tooth-coloured fillings or bonded fillings – are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with the teeth and appear more natural than metal amalgam fillings which are more easily seen as they appear dark or even black.
Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that bond to the teeth. They can be used to fill in decayed areas of the teeth as well as help repair chipped or broken teeth. Most dentists use composite restorations routinely with amalgam fillings used only in rare situations.
You should be able to return to normal activity and oral care immediately after your visit. It’s normal for treated teeth to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold in the days following treatment. In the event that sensitivity persists beyond a few weeks without improvement please don’t hesitate to call us.