What are composite fillings?

When tooth decay has damaged your tooth enamel, but is not severe enough to require a root canal treatment or dental crown, Dr. Navkiran Dhillon, our friendly dentist, may suggest a composite filling. Traditionally, dental fillings are a mixture of materials placed in the empty spaces left by decay. They are used to restore the integrity of your original tooth structure and your overall oral health. At Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings. An advancement in tooth restoration technology, composite fillings are made of a special type of plastic that is matched to the natural color of your tooth. Composite fillings in Ware, Massachusetts help us maintain the beautiful aesthetic of your smile while also strengthening a damaged tooth.

How strong are composite fillings?

Composite fillings have a special compound that allows the filling to form a lasting, powerful bond with your tooth. To place your composite filling, we will remove all tooth decay and directly apply the soft composite resin onto the tooth. When we have shaped the composite filling to match the natural grooves and curves of your tooth, we harden it with an ultraviolet light and polish it for a fresh, beautiful shine. Composite fillings are an attractive solution to repairing tooth decay, and we invite you to learn more by calling our dental office today.