WHAT IS A COMPOSITE FILLING? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
A composite filling is a dental filling which is designed to match the colour of your teeth.
They are made up of a mixture of glass and acrylic resins and bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Because composite fillings are designed to match the colour of your teeth, this will ensure a uniform, natural look that will blend in well with the rest of your teeth. The composite is strong and durable and helps to protect your tooth from further damage or decay.
Composites can improve your smile and help reshape disfigured teeth.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING PROCEDURE? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
The composite is placed in layers by your dentist and normally a special light is used to harden each layer. Once this is done, the composite will then be shaped to fit the tooth and it is polished to prevent further staining.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN DURING OR AFTER TREATMENT? - COSMETIC DENTISTRY
A local anaesthetic is normally used so it should feel no different to having an amalgam filling done. Shortly after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, but any discomfort will soon pass.