Composite fillings are a tooth-colored alternative to traditional silver colored amalgam fillings, and are used to replace areas of decay in a tooth. The materials are made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match your natural tooth enamel. Because they are less noticeable than amalgam fillings, they can help to maintain and improve your natural smile.
Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the composite will be shaped to fit the tooth. The composite is then polished to prevent staining and early wear.
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