Dental fillings are used to fill the gap in your tooth left by a cavity to keep food particles and other debris out of the area and prevent the tooth from decaying more.
Composite fillings are made from microscopic glass particles embedded in a resin and are used to restore decayed or previously filled teeth. The advantage of composite fillings, as compared with other dental materials, is that they require less healthy tooth structure to be removed to hold the filling in place. This is due to the composite filling’s ability to bond and adhere to the tooth.
Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures in the newly filled tooth for a few days or as long as a week. If the sensitivity continues beyond that time, please contact your dentist.
Before the dentist starts your filling, you’ll probably be given some anesthesia to numb the area. Once all of the decay is gone, and the inside of the tooth has been cleaned, the filling is cemented into place and sealed.
Some patients may experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures in the newly filled tooth for a few days or as long as a week. If the sensitivity persists, please contact your dentist.
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