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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth-colored materials that help fill any part of your tooth that is decayed. The dentist simply removes the decayed portion while you are anesthetized and cleans it thoroughly to make sure that no bacteria are left when the tooth is filled. If the decayed area is close to the nerves and is sensitive to touch, then additional medication will be provided to ensure the patient’s comfort. You will then be given clear instructions as to how to manage the restoration.


Since the color of a composite resin filling can be customized, it is the most aesthetically pleasing option. However, it is more expensive and not as strong as an amalgam filling. Composite resin is ideal for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, filling in a tooth gap, correcting dental discoloration, protecting any exposed tooth root from gum recession, or changing the shape of teeth. Patients may also choose composite resin for cavity fillings as they are bonded to the teeth in layers and therefore require less drilling away of the natural tooth.