Composite fillings are a very common dental treatment. They have many positive aspects, both aesthetic and functional. The plastic is bonded to the tooth by pre-treating the tooth with various substances before inserting the plastic. The plastic is soft when placed in the tooth and hardens with the use of a special light. The plastic is soft when placed in the tooth and hardens with the use of a special light. This contraction provokes symptoms in some people immediately after a composite filling has been done. The symptoms will be sensitivity to cold and discomfort when biting hard. The symptoms are often mild and disappear by themselves after a few weeks.
Composite has its limitations, in that it has to be kept completely dry while filling the tooth. If this is impossible, either we have to find alternative filling materials or the tooth has to have a crown fitted.
A composite filling completed under optimal conditions often lasts a long time.