Composite White Filling

Enhance Your Smile with Composite White Fillings

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used cosmetically to improve the smile by recoloring or reshaping teeth.

Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth, then polish the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a colour nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bind to the tooth and support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent breakage and insulates the tooth from excessive temperature changes.