We use tooth-colored fillings (composite fillings) to repair teeth that are that have small to moderate amounts of decay. We also replace existing silver fillings which have worn out and are no longer sealed well. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of your tooth. These fillings give your teeth a much healthier appearance because you do not see the the filling as you do with silver filling.
How are these fillings placed: You will be given a local numbing agent so that you will not experience any discomfort. The decay or the old filling will be removed, the filling material will be selected to match your tooth, the tooth will be prepared so that the filling material can be bonded in place, and filling material will be placed. The bonding of the filling to the tooth assures you of a complete seal between the tooth and the filling. If properly maintained, these fillings can last quite a long time.