Information About Fillings

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White, tooth colored, or composite fillings are placed on a tooth that has a cavity, is chipped, worn, or has abrasions.

  • Composite fillings are the standard treatment of tooth decay as most patients prefer not to have the amalgam (silver) fillings for the fear of mercury poisoning or the visual look.

  • It's normal to experience sensitivity to cold and hot after a composite filling. The discomfort should subside soon after.

  • To protect these fillings you should practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.