Composite fillings are a common procedure used to treat cavities or tooth decay. Fillings are used in order to prevent minor decay from rapidly spreading bacteria into the tooth’s pulp – where it then must be treated with a procedure known as a root canal.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay or small cracks or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Discuss Your Options With Our Dentist
We will gladly help you decide what filling is recommended based on your needs and budget. For more information on dental fillings, please call our office at 760-202-1171.