A composite (white or tooth-colored) filling is used to fill in cavities, fix cracks, reinforce teeth, and for bonding on front teeth to improve aesthetics.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. We can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.