A small cavity, or hole in your tooth can be repaired with a composite filling.

Step 1

First, the decayed portion of your tooth is removed, leaving a small area that will be filled with composite.

Step 2

Next, a bonding fluid is applied so that the filling will attach to the natural tooth structure. A curing light is used to set the bonding fluid.

Step 3

Your dentist then fills the prepared area with composite material

Step 4

Your dentist shapes it to match the contours of your tooth surface.

Step 5

A special curing light is used to harden the composite.

Step 6

Finally, your dentist smooths and polishes the filling to match the rest of your tooth.

Step 7

Your tooth is now free of decay and restored to its natural strength and appearance.