A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is decayed, cracked, or fractured, etc. The affected portion of the tooth will be removed and replaced with a composite filling.
Unfortunately, most of us at some time will have a cavity that needs to be filled. Dental fillings are the most common type of dental procedure that is used to help to reduce the bacteria in the mouth, extend the life of the tooth, and hopefully avoid the need for more serious dental work. Composite fillings are usually place in one appointment. The tooth will be numbed and the decay removed as necessary. The space will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the new filling to be placed. The composite filling will be placed, shaped and polished, restoring your tooth to its original function.