Damaged or decayed teeth can be restored with one of the most common types of dental restorations, the dental filling. Traditional dental materials included gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite materials. Recent advances in dental technology have made available a wider and improved selection of restorative options. The newest state-of-the-art filling materials include ceramic and the latest composite materials. They are not only strong and durable, they also offer the best aesthetic and natural looking results.
Composite Fillings Process
The decayed portion of your tooth is removed, leaving a small area to be filled with the composite.
Next, a bonding fluid is applied to the area so that the filling can attach to the natural tooth structure. A curing light is then used to set the bonding fluid.
The prepared area is then filled with composite material.
Your dentist will shape the filling to match the natural contours of the tooth surface.
Again, a curing light is used to harden the filling.
Finally, your dentist will smooth and polish the filling so that it matches the rest of your tooth.
The result is a tooth that is free of decay and restored to its natural appearance and function.