Composite fillings can generally be placed in a single appointment. In case of tooth decay, we will first numb your tooth. Then clean the decay thoroughly and prepare the space before we place the filling. If the decay is too close to the nerve, a special medication can be applied for added protection. The filling is now placed into the cleaned space. Later, the filling is polished and shaped so that the tooth is restored to its original shape and function.
You may experience some sensitivity just after the filling is placed and it is absolutely normal. This sensitivity will gradually subside once the tooth adapts to the filling. We will also give you instructions after the procedure to take care of the filling. Maintaining proper dental hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist will help prolong the life of your new fillings.
For more information on composite fillings, or to get your appointment, please call us.