Also known as Tooth Colored Fillings, Resins, Plastic Fillings
- Description: A composite is a resin material that is chemically bonded to a tooth to replace missing or decayed tooth structure. It comes in many shades, so it will appear just like your natural tooth structure.
- Reason for having a Composite: Composites are used to replace missing or damaged tooth structure. By placing a composite, the tooth is returned to its natural shape, restoring your beautiful smile and also protecting your tooth.
- What to expect at your appointment: After the tooth is numbed, the damaged areas are removed while maintaining your surrounding natural tooth structure. Chemicals are used to prepare the tooth surface, and the composite is placed, shaped and hardened. The composite is then adjusted and polished so that it fits well with your other teeth and feels smooth.