Composite Fillings A filling that matches your tooth color When it comes to the look of your teeth, you want as natural a smile as possible. Silver, metal, shiny fillings are the last thing that look natural in your mouth. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that cosmetic dentist Dr. Khullar will use to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks and fractures. The decayed portion of your tooth will be removed and replaced with a composite filling. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A consultation with Dentalways will give you the information you need and, together, you can determine the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite and amalgam fillings are most commonly used. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth and are more aesthetically pleasing. Why composite fillings? Because things wear out and break down over time, composite fillings are not the exception. While they aren't permanent and someday could be replaced, they are still extremely durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile. REASONS FOR COMPOSITE FILLINGS Fixing chipped teeth Closing the space between two teeth Modifying cracked or broken teeth Improving decayed teeth Enhancing worn out teeth How are composite fillings placed? When considering composite fillings, know they are generally placed in one appointment. When your tooth has been numbed, cosmetic dentist Dr. Khullar will remove any decay affecting your tooth. Then that space will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is inserted. If the decay happens to be near the nerve of your tooth, a special medication for increased protection, will be applied. Then the composite filling will be precisely placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth back to its original shape and function. A common experience once a composite filling is first placed, is a sensitivity to hot and cold. However, this will decrease shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new composite filling. Dentalways will then give you specific care instruction including good oral hygiene practices, specific eating guidelines and suggestions of regular dental visits, to ensure you get the maximum benefit and longevity out of your fillings. Fast, pain-free, natural-looking fillings In one visit, you will have your new composite, tooth-colored fillings. The entire treatment is painless and you'll leave with a smile no one would even know was just worked on. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Khullar and his Dentalways team find most patients prefer composite fillings because they are stronger, providing a natural, organic appearance. Your oral health is of utmost important to us, so we want to ensure any filling we place in your mouth will last and prevent any problems down the road.