Composite fillings are fillings that are the same color as your tooth used to repair decayed teeth, cavities, cracks, and breaks. When you come into our Raleigh dental office, Dr. Schmorr will remove any decay from your tooth and fill it in with a composite filling.

Our dental office has different available materials for fillings, each having pros and cons. Dr. Schmorr will discuss which type of filling is the best option for you, depending on your needs and preferences. Composite fillings are the most popular because they are tooth colored and can be matched pretty closely to your natural tooth’s color making them less noticeable.

Composite fillings, like any other dental restoration, isn’t permanent and may need replacing after several years.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Worn down teeth

How are composite fillings placed?

Composite fillings are a pretty basic procedure and can usually be done in just one appointment with our Raleigh dentist. When you come in for a composite filling, we’ll numb the area that needs to be filled. Dr. Schmorr will remove the decay. If the nerve of your tooth is decayed, special medication offering extra protection will be applied to your tooth and gums. The filling will be shaped, placed, and polished, giving you a restored, healthy smile.

Sensitivity to temperatures is common after fillings are first placed. The symptoms should wear off after your tooth adjusts to your new filling.

Before you leave, Dr. Schmorr will give you special instructions and practices for maintaining a healthy mouth and to preserve your filling for as long as possible.