A composite filling, which is tooth colored, is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth.REASONS FOR PLACING COMPOSITE FILLINGS
Composite fillings can be place in one appointment. While your tooth is numb, the decay is removed. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the filling. The composite filling with then be placed, shaped, adjusted to the patient''s bite, and polished.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. However, they are very durable and will last many years, while giving you a long lasting beautiful smile.