How to Care for Composite Fillings

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Since the 1990’s, composite fillings have become the top choice for patients, mainly due to the look of the materials. What is great is that tooth-colored fillings are just as good as silver fillings, as they last long and have an attractive appeal. In fact, patients of all ages are compatible with composites and can greatly benefit from them; however, just like any other dental filling, they need to be taken care of, to ensure their durability and longevity.


When you contact Roger Druckman, DDS PC, at 303-691-2860 we can ensure you’re well aware of the advantages and disadvantages.In the meantime,  here are some effective ways to care for composite fillings in Denver, Colorado.


  1. Keep abreast of preventive measures, such as cleanings, exams, X-rays, as well as fluoride and oral screenings, to keep your composites viable and white- looking for years to come.
  2. Ensure you are brushing and flossing daily with the correct toothbrush for your teeth and the right toothpaste.
  3. Just after having composites placed, it is normal to experience some sensitivity, but that should dissipate. Taking special care for a few weeks after having had composite restorations is a good idea. If you still have issues, contact our dental team to check for a high filling that can be easily shaved to hit correctly again.
  4. After having a cavity filled, you need to be careful about chewing hard or sticky things, since a filling doesn’t strengthen a tooth, only fills in the holes where the cavity was cleaned out. If you have a large cavity, you may want to consider having a crown placed to ensure the tooth stays functional and is restored.


For an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Roger Druckman, we invite you to contact us today.