How Is Composite Resin Tooth Filling Made?
Composite fillings consist of a tooth-colored glass and plastic mixture that closely match the color and texture of natural teeth.
How Are Composite Resin Tooth Fillings Placed?
Composite fillings are simple to place and can usually be done in one dentist visit. The dentist will begin by removing the decayed part of your tooth. He or she will then apply the composite material in layers. The dentist will use a specialized light to harden each layer as it’s applied.
When finished, the dentist will shape the composite resin to fit your tooth’s look and texture. He or she will then polish the composite tooth filling. Polishing will help prevent staining and help make it a bit more durable as well.