Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings San Rafael, CA

Replace your old amalgam fillings with composite ones.

Composite fillings

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to improve your smile, consider the option of replacing your old, amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings with new, composite resin, composite fillings. Not only are amalgam fillings dark in color, these old fillings have raised health concerns based on the mercury they contain.

No more metal smile.

Our office uses only the newest materials that are cosmetically superior and that have been proven safe and strong. We can remove your old fillings and replaced them with new tooth-colored restorations in only one single, short appointment. There is no reason not to enjoy a new, aesthetically restored smile, so visit our office or contact us for a consultation on composite fillings.

What to expect following a composite filling

When an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite or burn your tongue or lip while you are numb.

It is normal to experience some hot, cold and pressure sensitivity after your appointment. Injection sites may also be sore. Ibuprofen (Motrin®), Tylenol® or aspirin (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for pain) work well to alleviate the tenderness. If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact our office at (415) 460-9744.

You may chew with your composite fillings as soon as the anesthetic completely wears off, since they are fully set when you leave the office.

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call North Bay Dental at (415) 460-9744.