Dental Fillings - Bay Star Dental

A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc.  At Bay Star Dental we understand that even with good dental hygiene, cavities and tooth damage might still occur. This is why Dr. Zhang and his team are experts in all dental procedures, especially those more common, like fillings. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. 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.

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Reasons for Dental Fillings:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

How Are Fillings Placed?

Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment at our Foster City dental office.  While the tooth is numb, our dental team will remove decay as necessary.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection.  The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

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.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Bay Star Dental is your premier family dentist in Foster City and we cannot wait to serve your dental needs, big or small! Call today to book an appointment!

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