Composite filling treatment is a common dental procedure used to repair minor tooth decay, cracks, or chips. At Citydent Istanbul, we offer high-quality composite fillings that are made from a tooth-colored resin material, ensuring that they blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth for a natural appearance.


During the composite filling procedure, our dentists will first remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, and then clean the area thoroughly. Next, the composite material will be carefully applied in layers and hardened with a special light to bond it securely to the tooth. The filling will then be shaped and polished to match the natural contours of the tooth, ensuring that it looks and feels just like a real tooth.


If you are in need of a composite filling or any other dental treatment, contact us at Citydent Istanbul to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists.


Things to Be Careful After Treatment

Never check whether the numbness has worn off after a dental filling by gently biting your lips or tongue with your teeth, even slightly. The biting force you feel as gentle may actually be much greater than you think, and the negative result may only be realized after the numbness has worn off. You can test the numbness by touching your lips with your finger. Generally, the anesthesia effect wears off in about 3 hours after upper jaw operations. For lower jaw back teeth, this numbness may last up to 5-6 hours. These durations can vary from person to person.


You can eat anything with a filled tooth that you can eat with your natural teeth. Avoid extraordinary forces such as cracking unopened shells of hazelnuts or pistachios, breaking un-popped popcorn kernels, or trying to open any bottle cap. These forces, which you should not apply even to your natural teeth, can cause significant damage to your filled teeth.


Although the use of amalgam (silver-metal) dental fillings has significantly decreased, it is still a type of filling that can be used safely in certain special cases where there are no alternatives. In our clinic, composite fillings are used in more than 99% of cases, but amalgam fillings can be done in rare situations where composite cannot be successful. Amalgam fillings reach a hardness suitable for eating in 2 hours and achieve their final hardness in 24 hours. Therefore, if you have had an amalgam filling placed in your mouth, you should not eat anything for 2 hours and only eat hard foods with the unfilled side of your jaw for 24 hours. Also, after the numbness wears off, you should avoid eating and drinking very cold or hot beverages, as they can damage soft tissues such as the tongue, cheek, and lips.


After the filling has hardened, you can brush your teeth normally. You can use dental floss, oral irrigators, interdental brushes, and gargle.


Possbile Problems? What To Do?

If a filling has been placed very close to the living tissue, or nerves, of the tooth, it is normal to experience cold and hot sensitivity for up to 3 weeks. The sensitivity will gradually decrease and disappear within 3 weeks. If it does not go away, please contact your dentist.


Within the first 12 hours after a dental filling, you can use painkillers recommended by your dentist for pain originating from both the gum and the operated tooth. If you still need to use painkillers from the day after the filling, it is likely that your tooth will require root canal treatment. Please contact your dentist.


If you experience pain as soon as you close your mouth or when pressure is applied to your tooth, avoid using the affected area and consult your dentist immediately. Excess or high areas in the filling, which may go unnoticed due to numbness, can cause such pain. If not addressed promptly, the problem may worsen. These types of issues can be resolved with a minor adjustment without the need for anesthesia.

In fillings that are very close to the nerves, it may take 4-6 weeks for pressure-related pain to subside. If the pressure pain does not gradually decrease and disappear during this period, a root canal treatment may be necessary.

After a dental filling, the filling is polished to ensure both its longevity and to make it easier for you to adapt to the filling. Although it is polished, the filling may feel somewhat foreign to your tongue and you for a period of 1-2 weeks. If, after this 2-week period, there is still something catching on your tongue or feeling foreign to you, consult your dentist. A minor sanding and additional polishing procedure can be performed without the need for anesthesia to resolve the issue.

What is White Filling

Composite filling is a preferred filling method for repairing the tooth structure that has deteriorated due to decay, cracks, fractures or similar conditions in the teeth. During the procedures, the decayed or damaged part of the tooth is removed and then cleaned. In addition, special inserts are applied to the teeth and then composite fillings are placed on the teeth. In addition, it is also defined as aesthetic filling because it produces aesthetically effective results on the teeth. Composite fillings are also known as resin fillings. It is produced using various chemical components, as well as ceramics. With these fillings, chewing and biting in the mouth are further strengthened.


Dental Filling Prices

Composite filling prices will vary according to the number of tooth surfaces that need filling. We recommend that you consider this situation when conducting a composite filling price research, and research the methods and filling materials used for fillings. You can call us or write to Whatsapp to learn about our composite filling prices of Citydent Istanbul.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Composite filling can be considered to repair cavities formed in the teeth. In addition, it is also possible to fill the gaps between the teeth with a composite filling. Decontamination.
  • Broken or cracked teeth can also be repaired with this filling method.
  • In addition, it can be preferred to make the color appearance of the teeth better.
  • Composite filling occupies an important position in order to close the Decencies formed between the teeth.
  • In addition to these, it can also be preferred to achieve a longer appearance of the teeth.

Composite filling is a preferred filling method for repairing the tooth structure that has deteriorated due to decay, cracks, fractures or similar conditions in the teeth. During the procedures, the decayed or damaged part of the tooth is removed and then cleaned. In addition, special inserts are applied to the teeth and then composite fillings are placed on the teeth. In addition, it is also defined as aesthetic filling because it produces aesthetically effective results on the teeth. Composite fillings are also known as resin fillings. It is produced using various chemical components, as well as ceramics. With these fillings, chewing and biting in the mouth are further strengthened.

Composite fillings are aesthetic because they have the same color as natural teeth.

Composite fillings are durable and resistant.

Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings do not contain toxic materials such as mercury.

Due to its ability to adhere to the tooth surface, there is no need to remove the healthy tooth tissue, unlike dental metal fillings.

Their hardening is provided by a special source of light during treatment.

The rate of success is quite low in cases where cavities are deep below the gums and therefore cannot be isolated from saliva and blood.

They are prone to contraction to a very little extent while hardening under light.

Their application requires more precision and takes more time compared to metal fillings.

Aesthetic composite fillings can be successfully applied to front teeth, just like they can be applied to back teeth.

The criteria for aesthetic composite fillings on front teeth are essentially the same as for composite fillings on back teeth. However, there are some extra considerations to achieve sufficient esthetics on front teeth.

Even if there is no decay left, there should not be any stain areas that appear brown and reflect outward in an aesthetic composite filling on a front tooth. Unfortunately, we often see problematic aesthetic composite fillings even in healthy front teeth due to these remaining stain areas.

Before performing aesthetic composite fillings on front teeth, the color and transparency of the teeth in the front region should be carefully analyzed. In order to achieve perfect natural harmony and avoid a filling-like appearance, the tooth color should be determined in detail, and the filling should be planned with a layering method that reflects the surface of the tooth without reflecting the dark area inside the mouth, while obtaining the transparency of the tooth enamel on the outer surface.

Otherwise, the filling may either appear too transparent, reflecting the dark area inside the mouth and making it appear as if there is decay, or too opaque and artificial in appearance. Both situations result in a failed and unnatural outcome. Therefore, the main goal of the dentist when creating aesthetic composite fillings in aesthetic dentistry is to create a healthy filling while achieving a natural and aesthetic appearance.

Even a simple aesthetic composite filling in the front teeth can achieve successful aesthetic and natural results if all aesthetic filling criteria are met perfectly. However, this requires delicate work and a certain level of experience.

In contemporary dentistry, it has become possible to create aesthetically pleasing composite fillings for back teeth that are highly successful. Even in a severely damaged back tooth, if all the rules of composite filling are followed meticulously, it is possible and likely to create a flawless composite aesthetic filling that will allow the person to perform all their chewing and functional functions perfectly for a period of 6-10 years. Many people are comfortable and confident carrying composite fillings in their large back molars.

In the last five years, composite material has become a well-developed filling material. Unfortunately, problems related to this filling material arise more from errors made by dentists than from the material itself. This is the conclusion we have reached after analyzing cases we have seen in our clinic. However, many people perceive this problematic filling situation as a "general problem with white fillings," which is a highly erroneous perspective.

Because even the simplest aesthetic composite filling can only yield successful results if all filling criteria are met without exception, successful results mean mimicking all anatomical structures of the person's tooth with zero decay area and perfect margin adaptation. This becomes evident with zero discomfort during chewing, eating, and drinking.

Composite fillings can be applied for all sorts of cavity, abrasion and fracture problems that occur in front and back teeth.

First, the decayed tissue is removed under local anaesthesia.

Bonding agents are applied on the tooth surface and left to harden under a special source of light.

The best filling material concerning the color of the tooth is selected and hardened in small portions under light.

It is shaped to match the natural teeth appearance as much as possible and the excess material is removed.

Finally, the teeth are polished.


Dental filling prices may vary periodically. Each dentist can set their own filling prices. This situation can usually vary depending on the location of the clinic, the comfort of the treatment and the degree of specialization of the dentist. Citydent Istanbul offers you the highest quality service while at the same time providing the most affordable service.

Matrix systems: Using a correct matrix is of great importance in order to avoid accumulation of food residues between teeth and to provide comfort in cleaning. We use 6 different brands and systems according to the cases we treat in our clinic.

Bonding agents: To help the fillings bond well to the tooth surface, we prefer bonding materials that contain antiseptic agents to prevent sensitivity after the filling procedure.

Filling materials:  We prefer highly polishable and aesthetic composite materials with different color options for the front teeth and highly durable composite materials with the lowest contraction ratios for the back teeth.

Curing Light devices: Contraction is one of the disadvantages of composites. Therefore, in order to minimize contraction, it is necessary to use led devices that slowly and gradually increase the light level.

Polishing systems: We offer fillings that can preserve their brightness and color for long years by using various disc, plastics and chemical agent brands.