Also known as a composite resin, tooth colored fillings provide durability and sustainability for your tooth. Our dental office places only white, mercury-free fillings for teeth. This type of tooth filling is commonly used to make the tooth look at its most natural state.
If we detect a small cavity, we will place a filling. It is common to experience some cold sensitivity following a filling.
We use a desensitizing agent when we place fillings, but slight sensitivity can unfortunately still occur. A filling is considered failing when the edges of the filling allow bacteria to enter the space between the filling and the tooth, which can lead to discomfort and infection.