Composite Dental Fillings

In order to treat cavities, the decayed area of the tooth is removed and filled. Commonly gold and silver (amalgams) are used to fill the once decayed portion of the tooth. Composite fillings are made with plastic resin and created to match the color of teeth and blend with the enamel. Composite fillings are ideal for repairing cavities that are in plain view such as on front teeth. They can also be used in back teeth when repair and restorations are minor.