Have a natural looking smile with Tooth Colored Fillings | San Pedro, CA

 tooth colored composite fillings san pedro

A tooth colored composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion will be removed and the tooth will then be filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.  You and Dr. Sheets can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth.  Tooth colored composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.  Because composite fillings are tooth-colored or white fillings, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.  They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

How are composite fillings placed?

Tooth colored composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, Dr. Sheets will remove decay as necessary.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.  The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed.  However, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Contact Dr. Sheets in San Pedro, CA at 310-832-2657 to schedule an appointment or visit our website at www.drsusansheets.com to learn more about tooth colored composite fillings.

Accepting patients from San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Harbor City, Wilmington, Long Beach and all surrounding ares.

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