First, we will thoroughly clean the tooth, removing any decay before the placement begins. This will ensure your tooth is healthy and that the composite resin bonds properly.
In creating your filling, we will tint the composite resin to match your tooth color. Once customization is complete, we apply the filling to your cavity.
A curing light is used to harden the resin. Once the composite resin bonds to your tooth, we smooth and polish the filling so that it looks and feels like your natural tooth structure.
Some patients experience a temporary post-placement sensitivity with composite resin fillings. If you don’t have your composites coated with a clear plastic sealant, staining foods and beverages such as coffee may cause discoloration.