A composite resin or the so-called "white fillings" are the most used today. These can match the colour of existing teeth. As with most dental restorations, resin fillings are not permanent, this means that in the future they must be replaced. However, this type of fillers are very resistant and will last many years, giving you a natural and beautiful smile. Resin fillings are usually placed in a single appointment. While the tooth is anesthetized, the dentist will remove the decay. Subsequently, the created space will be cleaned thoroughly to be prepared before the new filling is placed.
Once this procedure is done, the filling is placed, seeking to form and restore your tooth to its original shape and function. Once you have placed some compound filling it is normal to experience a little sensitivity to changes in heat and cold in the mouth, however this sensation will decrease little by little after your tooth adapts to the new filling.
At the conclusion of your treatment, you will be given instructions on subsequent care. Keeping good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will help prolong the life of your new fillings.