A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
Composite fillings are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for composite fillings:
Closing space between two teeth.
Cracked or broken teeth.
How are composite fillings placed?
While the tooth is numb, Dr. Klement will remove decay. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.