Composites or Tooth Colored Fillings
Once we have restored your teeth with tooth-colored materials, these restorations will serve you well for several years. The resin (plastic) material used contains small “filler” particles of glass-like material for strength and wear resistance. They contain the finest and most up-to-date materials currently available.
You should be aware of the following information about your new restorations:
As with natural teeth, avoid chewing excessively hard foods on the filled teeth (hard candy, ice, popcorn kernels, etc.) because the resin material can break under extreme forces.
Composite fillings are fully cured right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue.
The gum tissue could have been irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days together with the anesthetic injection site.
The finished restoration may be contoured slightly different and have a different texture than the original tooth. Your tongue usually magnifies this small difference, but you will become accustomed to this in a few days.