Learn About
Composite Fillings

Learn About
Composite Fillings

Restorative

Book Appointment

Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings

A composite filling is a white (tooth colored) restoration used to repair damage to a tooth caused by decay, cracks or fractures.

There are several different types of filling materials available to you. Composite and silver amalgam fillings are the most widely used. However, unlike metal fillings, composite fillings can be closely matched to the shade of existing teeth. This makes them cosmetically pleasing in restorations to the more visible areas of the teeth. Our dentists will be pleased to explain all the options available to you.

With proper care, composite fillings will last a long time. But, as with most dental restorations, they are not always permanent and may someday require replacement.

Reasons for getting composite fillings:

  • To repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth
  • To close a gap between two teeth
  • To restore worn or decayed teeth

How are composite fillings placed?

Composite fillings require just one appointment to restore your tooth to its original shape and function. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures is sometimes experienced shortly after composite fillings are placed; however, this usually subsides after several days.

Dr. David Fiorillo uses the latest technology and finest materials to produce composite fillings that offer superior fit, function and aesthetics. We will provide instructions for the care of your new fillings. As with natural teeth, proper oral hygiene, good eating habits and regular dental visit are recommended to extend the life of your new fillings.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about composite fillings or to schedule a smile consultation with our dental office.

Boston

437 Boylston Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02216

Winchester

955 Main Street, Suite 205
Winchester, MA 01890

Contact Us

Fill out the form below to reach
our practice online, or call 617.927.1111 for our Boston office
or 781.729.5055 for our Winchester office.

By submitting you agree to our Privacy Policy

Request an Appointment
To book an appointment please feel free to call us
or complete the form below.

Terms and Conditions

Here at Fiorillo Dental, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Welcome Smiles will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

Disclaimer

The information presented here is not intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should be used for informational purposes only.