Atlanta Veneers and Implants

Composite Fillings

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. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common  are composite and amalgam fillings.

A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of the tooth structure than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.

When can a composite filling be used ?
  • Decayed tooth (i.e. cavity)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Removing the space between teeth

How its done
Anesethia is sometimes used in the area where the filling is to be placed.  The decay is removed and the composite material is placed and cured with a  special light. After the composite has hardened, the filling will be smoothened and polished for comfort.