When treating a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling.
We use composite fillings because:
- Composite mimics your tooth color.
- Very durable material for cavities of all sizes.
- The procedure typically removes less of your tooth.
- Composite looks very natural when used on frontal teeth or teeth that are very visible.
When can composite fillings be used?
- A decayed tooth (i.e. cavities)
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Decreasing the gap between teeth
How it’s done:
- After the dentist numbs the area where the filling is to be placed, he will remove any decayed portions.
- A substance is then applied to help open up the pores of your teeth for a stronger bond and hardened and cured with a special light.
- Then the filling is applied to the removed area.
- After the composite has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished to be comfortable and fit your bite.