Tooth Colored Composite Fillings by your Dentist in Metairie, LA

When you have a tooth that has a cavity (decay) or a small fracture, your Cosmetic Dentist in Metairie may use a composite (tooth colored) filling to repair it. The broken or decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings are widely used in modern cosmetic dentistry today. Since tooth colored composite fillings can closely match the color of existing teeth, they are better suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the mouth.

Tooth colored composite fillings are very durable, and will give you a beautiful smile for years to come. But, as with most dental work, composite fillings are not absolutely permanent and may someday have to be replaced.

Your Metairie Cosmetic Dentist can usually place composite fillings in just one appointment. First your dentist will numb the tooth so you will be comfortable while the doctor removes as much decay as necessary. Your tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared by your Metairie Dentist before the new composite filling is placed to restore your tooth to its natural shape and function. Some patients may 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 by our Metairie Cosmetic Dentist.