A dental filling is a type of dental material that is most commonly used to repair a tooth that has been affected by tooth decay. The dental filling material, which is called “resin composite,” comes in a variety of tooth colored shades so your dentist can pick the shade that perfectly blends in with your teeth.
HOW ARE COMPOSITE DENTAL FILLINGS PLACED?
A composite dental filling is usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay from the tooth as necessary and then carefully clean and prepare the space for the new filling. Then the dental filling is placed, shaped, hardened and polished, restoring your tooth back to its original shape and function.
At the conclusion of your treatment, you will be given care instructions (such as good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits) in order to aid in the life of your new dental filling.