Typically, we complete composite fillings in a single appointment. The dentist numbs your mouth, and then removes any decay. Before installing the filling, they clean and prepare the tooth. Then, the dentist places the filling, before shaping and polishing it for a pristine look.
The most common side effect from tooth fillings is sensitivity to cold and hot. Usually, this sensitivity only lasts a few days. However, you may find a toothpaste for sensitive teeth to be helpful.
Following your tooth filling, our dental team provides you with detailed aftercare instructions. Brushing and flossing each day, alongside regular dental appointments, will help your new filling last as long as possible.