What do I do after the filling is placed?
Initially, many people experience sensitivity to hot and cold when the composite filling is first placed. This is temporary, however, and it will fade quickly as your tooth acclimates to the new filling. The dentist will provide general care instructions, and the regular practice of brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings will help extend the life of your new filling. While composite fillings are durable enough to last for many years, they are not permanent and may someday need to be replaced.