Composite dental fillings, also known as tooth-colored or white fillings, are a popular restorative option used to repair teeth damaged by decay or minor fractures. These fillings are composed of a mixture of plastic resin and fine glass particles, creating a durable and natural-looking material that blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
The procedure involves removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth, cleaning the area, and then applying layers of the composite resin. Thereafter, each layer is hardened using a special light, ensuring a strong bond to the tooth structure. This process allows the dentist to sculpt and shape the filling, preserving the tooth’s natural appearance and function.