In composite fillings, the dentist will remove decay as necessary while the tooth is numb. This procedure is usually done in one appointment.
The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. A special medication might be necessary if the decay is near the nerve of the root. 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 but should be gone shortly after you tooth adapts 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.