Composite Restorations

Composite Restorations & Fillings in Kitchener Ontario

What Are Composite Restorations?

Another common term for composite restoration is filling. Dentists use composite restorative materials to repair teeth which have been compromised due to cavities or other trauma (like worn out, chipped or fractured teeth).

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How Long Does a Composite Restoration Take?

The composite restorations are usually done in one appointment. Under local anesthesia the decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling matching your tooth colour. The material is then molded and polished to the original shape and function of your tooth.

Does It Hurt?

When a composite filling is first placed, it is normal to have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, but this should subside shortly, as your tooth adapts to the new filling.

How Long Does the Restoration Last?

Composite fillings, as most dental restorations, are not permanent and may have to be replaced someday. They are very durable with good personal oral hygiene habits, a good diet and regular dental visits.

Is The Restoration Noticeable?

Your dentist will be able to match your restoration very closely to your tooth’s natural colour, creating a seamless restoration. You will probably not be able to see where the restoration begins, and people you interact with will definitely not be able to tell.

For more information on composite restorations or any other dental procedure, contact us today.