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Composite Fillings

A composite (tooth colored) restoration is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then replaced with a composite filling. Becuase composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.  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?
 
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, your dentist 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.

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.

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Trudy Amstadt, DDS
Email: drtrudy@att.net
Phone: 216.595.1420
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Beachwood, OH 44122