Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite filling is a white (tooth colored) restoration used to repair damage to a tooth caused by decay, cracks, or fractures.
There are several different types of filling materials available to you. Composite and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used. However, unlike metal fillings, composite white fillings can be closely matched to the shade of existing teeth. This makes them cosmetically pleasing in restorations to the more visible areas of the teeth. Our cosmetic dentists are pleased to explain all the options available to you.
Reasons for getting composite fillings:
- To repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- To close a gap between two teeth
- To restore worn or decayed teeth
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings require just one appointment to restore your tooth to its original shape and function. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures is sometimes experienced shortly after composite fillings are placed; however, this usually subsides after several days.
Feel free to contact us at our Auburn dental office if you have any questions about composite fillings, or if you would like to schedule a smile consultation with one of our dentists.