Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings that repair decay, cracks, or fractures in your teeth. Our Raleigh dentist will remove the decayed or affected part of your tooth and replace it with a composite filling.

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Fillings can be made of many different materials, each one having their advantages and disadvantages. When you come in for your filling, our Raleigh dentist will discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. The most commonly used fillings are compositeĀ fillings and silver amalgam fillings. Since composite fillings are the same color as your teeth, they can be closely matched for a discreet, aesthetically pleasing restoration, especially in front teeth or more visible teeth.

Although composite fillings are durable, they aren’t permanent and may need replacing some day. They will give you a long lasting, beautiful smile for many years.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Filling gaps between teeth
  • Repairing broken or cracked teeth
  • Repairing decayed teeth.
  • Repairing worn out teeth

How are composite fillings placed?

When you come in for a composite filling, it usually only takes one appointment. First, our Raleigh dentist will numb your tooth and remove the necessary decay. The part removed will be cleaned in preparation for the filling to be placed. If the tooth decay is near a nerve, we’ll apply a special medicine to add protection. Dr. Schmorr then carefully and precisely places the shaped and polished filling in place to restore your tooth to its full function.

Sensitivity to hot and cold right after a composite filling is placed is normal, and should subside shortly. Your tooth just has to get acclimated to the new filling.

Our Raleigh dentist will give you instructions on how to care for your filling, a list of good oral hygiene tips and habits to help keep your filling in good health.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment With Our Raleigh Dentist

If you think you need a filling, contact Dr. Rebecca Schmorr at Six Forks Smiles to set up your dental exam.