Composite Fillings (or Tooth Colored Fillings)
Gone are the days of only obvious silver or gold fillings. Composite is the filling material of choice when it comes to matching your tooth color. Composite fillings consist of plastic and glass particles that give them their more natural hue. They have become the most popular filling materials because they can match your existing tooth color and they also solidly bond to the tooth.
We first remove the decay from your tooth and apply a cleansing/anti-sensitivity liquid as a preventative step. Next we apply a bonding solution which is followed by the composite filling material. Composite is then hardened by applying a high intensity blue light, which only takes a few seconds.
Once the tooth is filled and the composite has hardened, the filling is checked to insure the proper shape and aesthetics. At this point any necessary adjustments are made and then voila! You have a beautiful, natural looking filling.