Tooth Colored Fillings

These are also known as composites, bonding, white fillings, or resin fillings. Composite fillings are generally used to restore teeth, change the color of teeth or reshape disfigured teeth. After preparing the tooth, the composite is typically placed in layers and a light is used to harden each layer. The composite is then adjusted and polished.

Composite restorations can be blended to create a color which virtually matches any shade of the natural tooth. On rare occasions patients may experience some post-operative sensitivity. The only disadvantage to composite restorations is that they can take on stains over time if a person smokes, or consumes stain-inducing floods such as blueberries or tea, for example.

All fillings can now be delivered in one appointment without having to return using the CEREC method. This will produce an excellent, laboratory quality restoration right here in our office.