Fillings

Tooth-Colored (or “Natural”) Composite Restorations

In the past, tooth problems like cavities or other trauma only had one viable treatment option: metal or amalgam fillings. Thankfully, advances in the science of dentistry have led to the development of resin compounds that, when bonded to your tooth, provide a durable filling with a much more natural appearance. Composite restorations are applied within a single appointment, and offer a viable alternative to metal fillings in many cases. 

Newer materials now used for composite fillings have greatly reduced the occurrance of post-operative tooth sensitivity, that was common in the past following the placement of new tooth-colored fillings.

 



The diagram shows a representation of an amalgam (silver) filling on the left and the same tooth restored with a composite filling on the right.