Tooth decay can erode the surface of your teeth. It most commonly occurs on the tops and sides of teeth. If detected in time, tooth decay can easily be removed and replaced with a white composite filling. The materials are actually bonded to the tooth structure and transformed into hard, tooth-like substance.
- You are able to eat and drink normally as soon as the appointment is over since the material is light-cured right in the dentist’s office. If anesthesia was used please avoid eating or drinking anything hot until the anesthesia wares off.
- Brush and floss the tooth with the filling the same as your other tooth.
- Sensitivity to cold and biting pressure are not uncommon, especially in the first few weeks.
- Seek regular check ups so the doctor can check the status of your filling.
Notify our office immediately if any of the following occurs
- You have spontaneous pain that lingers for over 30 minutes.
- It feels as if the filling is too high, or you are hitting the filling first when you bite down.